B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38660

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38660


  • RCL: OE-W

MACR: 11755


Geschichte der
B-17 43-38660

Delivered Cheyenne 30/8/44; Lincoln 4/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-W] Horham 19/9/44; 335BS [OE-W]; with S.D. Reed force landed Framlingham afb, Sfk 25/12/44; Missing in Action Mannheim 20/1/45 with Capt Aaron Conover, Navigator: Ed Larkin, Bombardier: Allen Kodish, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Delbert Bennett (4 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Ernie Veal, Radio Operator: Frank Kotyk, Ball turret gunner: Harry Hall, Waist gunner: Ervin Schropp,Tail gunner: Ken Wurtz, Jim Garry rcm (6 Prisoner of War); crashed Hirtzfeldon, France. Missing Air Crew Report 11755.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 16. Juli 2017


B-17 43-38660 Details

‘B-17G 44-38660 piloted by Capt Conover dropped its bombs on target at 11:56, shortly afterwards the squadron ran into Cirrus clouds and dense persistent contrails. When visibility was regained the aircraft had disappeared. The wing aircraft did not see this plane go down. It is possible that this aircraft may have been hit by flak in the Stuttgart area; however, while on the bomb run the aircraft did not seem to be in trouble’. Capt David E Olsson.


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