B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6501

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6501



History of
B-17 44-6501

Delivered Lincoln 22/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 13/9/44; battle damaged Brux 9/12/44 with Dale Pierce, Co-pilot: Maurice Porter, Navigator: John Skoba*, Bombardier: Jim McWhirter*, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Bury, Radio Operator: Wenton Jeffries, Ball turret gunner: Vernon Burger, Waist gunner: Doug Dimitry, Waist gunner: John Childress*,Tail gunner: Tony Genovese (10 Returned to Duty); flak damage, ditched in Adriatic but all crew rescued by Air Sea Rescue and taken to Ancona, It.(* all slightly injured when ditching)..

Last updated: 24. August 2017


Write comment