B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6298 / White Cargo / Heavenly Body

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6298 / White Cargo / Heavenly Body


  • RCL: LG-A

MACR: 10142

Missions: 32


History of
B-17 44-6298 / White Cargo / Heavenly Body

Delivered Kearney 28/6/44; Grenier 9/7/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-A] Bassingbourn 22/7/44; Missing in Action {32m} Merseburg 2/11/44 with Russell Brown, Navigator: Bill Marsh, Radio Operator: John Lombardi, Ball turret gunner: Ernie Alvarez, Waist gunner: Norville Strong,Tail gunner: Max Newman (6 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Don Kitzman, Bombardier: Ray Rietschel, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred Boettke (3 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft caused damage so dropping back, and was hit again, crashed Neugattersleben, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 10142; HEAVENLY BODY aka WHITE CARGO.

Last updated: 2. March 2018


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