B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6570

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6570


  • RCL: 2G-P

History of
B-17 44-6570

Delivered Lincoln 9/9/44; Grenier 26/9/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-P] Lavenham 15/10/44; engine trouble on take off for Hanover, caught fire 14/3/45 with Bob Portsch; Bob Portsch and Radio Operator: Doug Severt killed when chutes failed to open, rest of crew bailed OK; pilot st aircraft out to sea, but crash landed Carlton Colville, near Lowestoft, UK; 2KIA 8 bailed; Salvaged.

Last updated: 3. March 2019


B-17 44-6570 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert Harsen Portsch KIA
CP F/O Clifford N. Britton RTD
ENG/TT S/SGT James D. Bain RTD
RO S/SGT Douglas Edward Seavert KIA
BT SGT Epimenio Montoya RTD
WG SGT Jerome J. Woyci RTD
TG SGT Frank W. Powell RTD
TOG SGT Clarence V. Baker RTD

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