B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8304

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8304



History of
B-17 44-8304

Delivered Lincoln 8/8/44; Bangor 12/8/44; Grenier 18/8/44; Assigned 862BS/493BG Debach 20/8/44; crashed en route Cologne 10/1/45 with Bill Butler, Co-pilot: Sid Jones, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Beeles,Tail gunner: Gus Muenzer (4 Killed in Action); Radio Operator: Bill Stepp, Ball turret gunner: Ed Campbell, Waist gunner: Art Doblas, Navigator: Bob Gaustad {Wounded in Action}, Bombardier: Carlyle Bradbury (5 Returned to Duty); severe loss of power on take off, crashed Rookery Farm, Monewdon, Sfk. UK. Salvaged 19/2/45.

Last updated: 10. April 2018


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