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Bob Presley (lower left) and his crew before departing the USA.

The aircraft is a Vega B-17F converted to a crew gunnery trainer in mid-1943.

Connections

People

  • Robert Presley

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #4237714 'Ronchi. ' Plane cashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Mixon Stamper

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 7 May 1944 in B-17 #4237714 'Ronchi. ' Plane crashed into North Sea. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 May 2019 20:56:31 phil marchese Changes to caption
Sources

Flying Fortress 1936 1945
Reports to Chief, AAF Summer, 1943, on aircraft nose turret production for B-17 & B-24 programs.

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 16:30:50 Southern Yankee Created entry with collection and caption
Sources

This is the only crew picture I have of Dad's crew. I don't know why the aircraft name is not the same as what is described as the one he was shot down in.

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