B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8175

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8175


  • RCL: VP-N

MACR: 13607


History of
B-17 44-8175

Delivered Dallas 30/6/44; Langley 28/7/44; Dow Fd 21/8/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG PFF [VP-N] Ridgewell 17/9/44; Missing in Action {23m} Feldhausen 22/3/45 with Capt Bob Fawcett (gp lead), Co-pilot: Maj Bob Gotthardt, Navigator: Capt George Stone {only man in group with 50 missions}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Biglin, Radio Operator: Larry Russelino, GHop-Chas Banotai, Mop-Elbert Hiller, Waist gunner: Stan Biskop,Tail gunner: Lt Walt Scott (9 Killed in Action) Navigator: Pete Kowalski (Prisoner of War); flak hit #3, aircraft exploded, tail broke off, crashed continent; Missing Air Crew Report 13607.

Last updated: 10. October 2017


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