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

B-17 #42-97071 / Andy’s Dandyzoom_in



  • RCL: LP-D

MACR: 13718


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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 with Arthur R. Calder; 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.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 26. Juli 2020


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

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1LT Arthur R. Calder KIA
CP 2LT Kenneth R. Carr KIA
BOMB F/O Victor Hoffman KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Leonard Piepgras KIA
RO S/SGT Joseph C. Haller KIA
BT SGT Carl J. Donnell KIA
WG SGT Dwayne H. Cary KIA
TG SGT Leon E. Briggs KIA

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