B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force
  • RCL: XA-P

MACR: 826

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Geschichte der
B-17 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force

Delivered Denver 26 July 1943; Dyersburg 9 August 1943; Assigned 550BS/385BG [XA-P] Great Ashfield 3 September 1943. Missing in Action Münster, Germany 10 October 1943. Shot down by enemy aircraft. Was seen at 22,000 feet with No. 2 engine on fire, losing altitude but under control as it veered to the right; then seen to break up. Crashed near the Helhuizenweg, north of Holten, Holland, The Netherlands. Missing Air Crew Report – MACR 826. 

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B-17 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force Details

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B-17 42-3539 / Michigan Air Force Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P --- William B. Whitlow EVD
CP --- Jim F. Burch EVD tragically drowned on 23 December 1943 while escaping with a group of other evaders trying to cross the River Bidassoa, on the Franco-Spanish border.
BOMB --- Lloyd A. Stanford EVD
ENG/TT --- Willis G. Shaneyfelt POW
RO --- John T. Ashcraft EVD
BT --- Thomas M. Ennis KIA
WG --- Clarence W. Schaumburg POW
WG --- Howard E. Walker KIA
TG --- Robert L. Richards POW

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