B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37980

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37980

Hersteller:
Boeing

  • RCL: R5-

MACR: 8470

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Geschichte der
B-17 43-37980

Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-] Lavenham 8/7/44; Missing in Action Politz 25/8/44 with Joe Duncan,Tail gunner: Monroe Wolyn (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Jim Hood, Navigator: Ely Friedman, Bombardier: Jim Dolan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe Henahan, Radio Operator: Gerard Brown, Ball turret gunner: Lloyd Everett, PN-Capt Rich Jones, AL-Capt Winston Rogers (9KIA-several bodies found weeks later) ; flak hit to immediate explosion, crashed Lake Muritz, near Boek, NW of Berlin, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 8470.

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B-17 43-37980 Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 1LT Joseph A. Duncan POW
CP CPT Winston S. Rogers KIA
BOMB 2LT James J. Dolan KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph W. Henahan KIA
RO T/SGT Gerard F. Brown KIA
BT S/SGT Lloyd E. Everett KIA
WG S/SGT Rhodes L. Brown KIA
WG S/SGT Monroe S. Wolyn POW
TG 2LT James Hood Jr. KIA
--- CPT Richard L. Jones KIA Pilotage Navigator

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