B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6179 / Firecracker

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6179 / Firecracker



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B-17 44-6179 / Firecracker

Delivered Tulsa 24/5/44; Hunter 15/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 2/7/44; crash landed base 18/4/45 with Austin Cragg, crew ?; returning from mission to bomb troops in Charlie area; burned out.

Last updated: 18. October 2018


B-17 44-6179 / Firecracker Details

B-17 #44-6190 “Firecracker” name on nose. Issued to 775th Squadron, on loan to 774th Squadron for missions. This plane crash landed after aborting mission to Northern Italy because of a lost engine. It crashed at its base. Date of crash 10 April 1945. 5 crew members lost their lives in the crash, five lived. T/Sgt. Charles R. Hill was the radio operator and died on this plane.

Details send by Gary R. Hill.


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