B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8702 / Forever Amber

B-17 #44-8702 / Forever Amberzoom_in

Quelle:
www.487thbg.org

Hersteller:
Lockheed/Vega

  • RCL: 2C-S

MACR: 13884

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Geschichte der
B-17 44-8702 / Forever Amber

Delivered Lincoln 2/12/44; Dow Field 16/12/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 20/2/45; 836BS [2G-S]; 838BS [2C-S]; Missing in Action Briest 10/4/45 with Max Hauenstein (evaded capture); Eduardo DeLachica (Killed in Action); Joel Jolet, Bill Fitzsimons, Ernie Lewis, Oliver Poindexter, Guy Marinello, Laverne „Doug“ Walker, Merle Goss (7 Prisoner of War); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Burg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13884. FOREVER AMBER.

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B-17 44-8702 / Forever Amber Details

Canon shells of Me262 ripped into tail, perforating the vertical stabilizer and inboard right wing panel. Fire in No 3 engine, flames swept back to the tail. Peeled off shortly afterwards and dropped behind. Crew bailed out at RP, 7 miles West of Elbe River. Later right wing came off.

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