B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8002

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8002

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: 4N-A
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History of
B-17 44-8002

Delivered Dallas 11/5/44; Langley 24/6/44; Dow Fd 11/7/44; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 13/7/44; transferred 832BS/486BG [4N-A] Sudbury 14/7/44; flak damage 10/1/45 with Dean Eakin (Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Dan Casey (brought ship home safely in heavy snow storm), Navigator: Joe Grabow, Bombardier: Jim Stewart, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wendell Holmes, Radio Operator: Fay Daniel, Ball turret gunner: Tharon Eicher, Waist gunner: Clint Kimbrow, Waist gunner: Joe Harris,Tail gunner: Sloan Gibson (9 Returned to Duty); Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46.

Published: 17. January 2018 / Last updated: 7. September 2018

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