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Aircraft: 230023

Forever Yours with Vertical Stabilizer Damage from Fighter Attacks. 

NAMES: Forever Yours



Forever Yours


1943-03-26   Accepted into inventory
1943-04-02  Denver also 27-Apr-43 Smoky Hill also 19-May-43 Do
1943-05-20  Presque Isle also 26-May-43 Geiger also 28-May-43
1943-06-04  Assigned to UK also 10-Jul-43 RFO - Lt. Donald D.
1943-07-24  REM - #1 engine out also 30-Jul-43 REO - tail gunn
1943-08-19  RES
1943-09-16   RFO - Exeter
1943-09-26   REM - oxygen leak
1943-10-04   REM - feathered prop
1943-10-09  REM - ball turret door fell off in flight
1943-10-10  FTR - Flak Fighters - Munster, Germany
1943-10-10  FTR - Flak Fighters - Munster, Germany

Pilot Info

Crew: 2 KIA, 8 POW

Related Info: : STORK, EDWARD B




 Part of an old workbench that a local farmer brought to the Thorpe Abbotts museum in May 2003. The yellow numbers painted on the metal covering has been identified as the vertial stabilizer of B-17 aircraft #42-30023, "FOREVER YOURS" shot down 10 Oct 43 on the Munster mission while flown by Edward G. Stork. Detailed Information Photo courtesy of Frank D. Murphy 

Forever Yours nose art was based on the candy bar art