B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8600

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8600


  • RCL: LN-X, QE-S

History of
B-17 44-8600

Delivered Lincoln 30/10/44; Dow Fd 26/11/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-X] Thorpe Abbotts 27/11/44; transferred 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 28/11/44; crashed on take off in heavy snow for Hohenbudberg 28/1/45 with Wilmar Weiss, Bombardier: Leon Rondeau, crew chief-Ralph Peeples, Waist gunner: Henry Olierdessen, Waist gunner: Junior Hollenbeck (5 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Chas Weber, Radio Operator: Paul Pidgeon,Tail gunner: Wayne Ward Wounded in Action (4 Returned to Duty); as aircraft hit railroad near Thurston, Sfk, UK; Salvaged 10/2/45.

Last updated: 29. September 2017


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