The Amazing Story of Good “Old 666”, the Cursed Bomber that No One Wanted to Fly

The Amazing Story of Good Old 666

Old 666, B-17E 41-2666 was a World War II B-17 Flying Fortress Bomber which was assigned to the United States’ 19th and 43rd Bomb Groups in 1942 and was the aircraft piloted by Lt. Col. (then Captain) Jay Zeamer on the mission that would earn him and 2d Lt. Joseph Sarnoski each a Medal of Honor, and every other member of the crew a Distinguished Service Cross.