B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8379

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8379


  • RCL: EP-J

MACR: 12046


Geschichte der
B-17 44-8379

Delivered Dallas 29/8/44; Hunter 25/9/44; Grenier 3/10/44; Assigned as PFF 351BS/100BG [EP-J] Thorpe Abbotts 12/10/44; Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Capt John Ernst {Wounded in Action}, Art Jacobson, Lou Chappell, Stewart Gillison {Ex nav}, Dugger West, Chas Webber, Lt Bob Stropp {radar nav}, Warren Winters, George Windisch, Maj Bob Rosenthal {mission pilot] (10 Prisoner of War); Gene Lockhart (Killed in Action); flak, crash landed Russia. Missing Air Crew Report 12046.

Zuletzt aktualisiert: 12. Oktober 2017


B-17 44-8379 Details

Aircraft 44-8379 was hit by flak, reported to have been a ground rocket a few seconds before bombs away. Aircraftcontinued on bomb run and dropped bombs. Fire producing a dense white smoke was seen to break out in the fuselage, bomb bay, and coclpit. Pilot opened side window and informed the deputy lead to take over on VHF. Aircraft headed NE for a few moments flying level while six of the crew bailed out. Three came from the waist or tail and the others through the bomb bay. A/C headed down burning and starting to spin as it entered the undercast.


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