42-29485 Miss Fury

Object Number - UPL 60025 - B-17 42-29485 'Miss Fury'

Delivered Cheyenne 20/12/42; Salina 3/1/43; West Palm Beach 31/1/43; Assigned 416BS/99BG Navarin 20/2/43; Oudna 4/8/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; transferred 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; 7 more missions, Sterparone 22/4/44; Written off 31/7/44, repaired to 463BG Celone as weather aircraft 4/45; Salvaged 5/10/45. MISS FURY.


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Seen through a 433rd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress' strike camera, a 816th Bomb Squadron B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-5786) nicknamed "Whizzer II" goes down over Nis in Yugoslavia on the 15th of April 1944 in a gout of flame after taking a direct flak hit. There were no survivors. Official caption on image: "(483BG:4M3:2VI) (4:15:1208) (24:21300) ([south-west arrow] 140 [degrees]) (Nis M/Y Yugo) (Ship 111 816 Sq)." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15/4/44. 483BG, 15AF. Nis, Yugoslavia. 42-5786
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



Date27 Nov 2022 14:43:46
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:22

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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