Geschichte der
B-17 #43-37880

Delivered Cheyenne 31/5/44; Kearney 9/6/44; Grenier 26/6/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN- ] Thorpe Abbotts 29/6/44; set for practice mission 15/8/44 with Chas Smelser, Ip-Capt Gene Lohman, Co-pilot: Harry Younts, Navigator: Neil Johnson,ettg-Herman Kautz, Radio Operator: Walker Hale (6 Returned to Duty); taxiing to position it was discovered no brake pressure and ran into parked 43-37940; repaired back for operations; Missing in Action Chemnitz 11/9/44 with Paul Corley, Co-pilot: Howard Pfeffer, Navigator: Harry Cardon, Bombardier: Joe Allen, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Virgil McElroy, Radio Operator: Herb Eisenberg, Ball turret gunner: John McGinnis, Waist gunner: Fred Dunwoodie,Tail gunner: Walt Seidel (9 Prisoner of War); severely damaged by enemy aircraft, crashed Littnitz, near Falkenau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 8813.

Crew 43-37880

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTPaul E. CorleyPOW
CP2LTHoward J. PfefferPOW
BOMB2LTJoseph B. AllenPOW
ENG/TTT/SGTVirgil C. McElroyPOW
ROT/SGTHerbert J. EisenbergPOW
BTS/SGTJohn F. McGinnisPOW
WGS/SGTFrederick E. DunwoodiePOW
TGS/SGTWalter M. SeidelPOW

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