B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy

B-17 #42-97071 / Andy’s Dandyzoom_in



  • RCL: LP-D

MACR: 13718


Geschichte der
B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-P] Thorpe Abbotts 4/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim, Ger. 7/4/45; rammed by Me 109, both exploded and B-17 crashed close to Steinhuder Lake, near Hannover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13718. ANDY’S DANDY.

B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy Details

EYEWITNESS: (On 7 April 1945) „ME – 109 attacked aircraft #071 from six o’clock high and shot the left wing completely away from the fuselage. The ME – 109 (sic FW-190) collided with the severed wing and both the wing and enemy fighter exploded. The remainder of #071 spun down flaming to explode either just before impact or immediately there after. Approximately seven (7) chutes – all white- were counted in the area.“

via MACR 13718


B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy Crew

P1LTArthur R. CalderKIA
CP2LTKenneth R. CarrKIA
BOMBF/OVictor HoffmanKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTLeonard PiepgrasKIA
ROS/SGTJoseph C. HallerKIA
BTSGTCarl J. DonnellKIA
WGSGTDwayne H. CaryKIA
TGSGTLeon E. BriggsKIA

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