Geschichte der
B-17 #43-38971

Delivered Hunter 24/10/44; Dow Fd 9/11/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 10/11/44; 18BS; Missing in Action Ahlhorn, Ger 23/3/45 with Myron Bolser, Co-pilot: Roger Maillard, Navigator: Homer Lancaster, tog-Jay Esholman, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Jerris, Radio Operator: John Heckman, Ball turret gunner: Don Stamos, Waist gunner: Russell Frost, Tail gunner: Albert Pegg (9 Killed in Action); crash landed continent; Salvaged 23/3/45; Missing Air Crew Report 13598.

Details 43-38971

Von der Flak getroffen und dann mit der B-17 #42-31582  ‚Ol‘ Scrapiron‘ von der 447th BG kollidiert. Abgestürzt bei Hamm.

Aus MACR 13617:

At 1347 hours, 27000 ft. altitude, the A/C flying No. 11 position of the 34th Group was hit by flak and peeled off to the left. After glancing off A/C of the 487th Group, No. 11 struck A/C #582 who went into a tight spin. The right wing folded and there was one explosion within the A/C in mid-air. #582 then hit the ground in a wooded area and exploded again. 2 chutes were observed. Coordinates were approximately 5040-0740. This report corroborated by 93rd Wing, 34th Bomb Group and 487th Bomb Group.

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