B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37877

B-17 #43-37877zoom_in



  • RCL: 2G-E

MACR: 11154


Geschichte der
B-17 43-37877

Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Hunter 12/6/44; Dow Fd 3/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 19/6/44; transferred 837BS/487BG Lavenham 4/7/44; 836BS [2G-E]; Missing in Action Zeitz 30/11/44 with Lloyd Kersten, Henry Gerland, Arnold Shegal, John Eberhart, Everett Morris, Joe Miller, Maurice Sullivan (7 Killed in Action); Jim Hyland, Warren Richhart (2 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Halle; 7KIA 2POW; Missing Air Crew Report 11154.

B-17 43-37877 Details

Direct hit by flak after bombs away about 13:15 set the right wing on fire, stretching back to the tail, burning off the horizontal stabilizer. Plane flipped over on its back and down, the wing coming off shortly after. Only the bombardier and navigator in the nose were able to escape before the plane broke up.


B-17 43-37877 Crew

P1LTLloyd W. KerstenKIA
CP1LTHenry E. GerlandKIA
BOMB1LTWarren R. RitchhartPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTArnold R. ShegalKIA
ROT/SGTJohn EberhartKIA
BTS/SGTEverett S. MorrisonKIA
WGS/SGTJoseph M. MillerKIA
TGS/SGTMaurice J. SullivanKIA

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