B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 41-24464 / Excalibur

B-17 #41-24464 / Excaliburzoom_in


  • RCL: DF-J

Missions: 9


History of
B-17 41-24464 / Excalibur

Assigned 367BS/306BG Westover 17-Aug-42; Thurleigh 13-Oct-42; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-J] Bassingbourn 20-Feb-43; Missing in Action (MIA) 2m Hamm 4-Mar-43. Shot down by Lt Kostler (IV/NJG1) in Me 110, KO’d #1 & #3,oil pouring away before #4 was feathered ditched 40 miles west of Texel Is, Holland, in North Sea; five rescued by Royal Navy minesweeper and landed at Grimsby; EXCALIBUR. 3KIA 7RTD (Rescued by Royal Navy). No MACR issued.

Last updated: 14. May 2021


B-17 41-24464 / Excalibur Details

The pictures are from Memphis Belle RAW footage. Date of captures are probably 26 or 27 February 1943.

B-17F-10-BO #41-24464 / Excalibur
B-17F-10-BO #41-24464 / Excalibur

B-17 41-24464 / Excalibur Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Allen Brill KIA
CP 1LT Allan W. Lowry KIA
BOMB 1LT Robert F. Brubaker RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT William G. Dickson RTD
RO S/SGT D. C. Wells RTD
BT S/SGT James E. Morgan, Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT James M. Bechtel RTD
WG S/SGT L. W. Wolfington RTD
TG S/SGT J. L. Baker RTD

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