B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack

B-17 #43-37673 / That’s All Jackzoom_in

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Hersteller:
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MACR: 11232

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Geschichte der
B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack

Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Kasimer Traynelis, Co-pilot: Bill Howe, Navigator: Duane Mowry, Bombardier: Paul Basye, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Laws, Radio Operator: Bob Stauffer (Wounded in Action), Ball turret gunner: Stewart Livingston (Wounded in Action), Waist gunner: Ralph Tetu (8 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Henry Bouma (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Tauenbrueck, near Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11232.

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B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack Details

After the release of the bombs over the target, the original copilot of this plane, William H. Major, would reply out loud “That’s all Jack”, and then they would begin their route back to base. Family members of Major, who died soon after the War, have said there is not a specific reason he would say this phrase, but rather just something he liked to say. There was no one named “Jack” on their crew. Clifford R. Olson was pilot. Plane #43-37673.

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B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack Crew

PositionRangNameStatusBemerkung
P---Kasimer A. TraynelisPOW
CP2LTWilliam J. HowePOW
BOMB2LTPaul E. BasyePOW
ENG/TTT/SGTJames H. LawsPOW
ROT/SGTRobert S. StaufferPOW
BTS/SGTStewart B. LivingstonPOW
WGS/SGTRalph E. TetuPOW
TGS/SGTHenry Bouma Jr.KIA

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