B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38932

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38932


  • RCL: PY-T

MACR: 11371


Geschichte der
B-17 43-38932

Delivered Lincoln 14/10/44; Cheyenne 26/10/44; Grenier 7/11/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-T] Podington 30/12/44; Missing in Action Kassel 1/1/45 with Ralph Rollins, Co-pilot: Billy Reel, Navigator: Tony Meyenberg, Bombardier: Tom Curran, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Michael, Radio Operator: Bill Easton, Ball turret gunner: Ed Etzel, Waist gunner: Ellis Montgomery,Tail gunner: Bob Martin (9 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Stendahl, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 11371.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 7. Januar 2018


B-17 43-38932 Details

The aircraft was knocked out of formation by enemy aircraft (pilot: Josef “Jupp” Keil, III./JG 301) and was on fire between the #2 engine and the fuselage. Eyewitnesses, TSgt Stanley M Debolt and Sgt John R Johnson, reported that the plane exploded in mid-air over Stendal, Germany. There were no survivors.


B-17 43-38932 Crew

Position Rang Name Status Bemerkung
P 2LT Ralph Kenneth Rollins KIA
CP 2LT Billy B. Reel KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Robert L. Michael KIA
RO S/SGT William H. Easton KIA
BT SGT Edward 'Etz' Etzel Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT Ellis E. Montgomery KIA
TG SGT Robert Fearney Martin KIA
TOG S/SGT Thomas J Curran KIA

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