B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-107007 / She-Hasta

B-17 #42-107007 / She-Hastazoom_in



  • RCL: EP-B

MACR: 7815


History of
B-17 42-107007 / She-Hasta

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 15/2/44; Presque Is 2/3/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-B] Thorpe Abbotts 6/3/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 29/7/44 with Bill Greiner, Co-pilot: Jim Coccia, Navigator: Bob Fulkerson, Bombardier: Bob Marsho, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Vuchetich, Radio Operator: Harry Whitford, Ball turret gunner: Frank Madrid,Tail gunner: Henry Feldkamp (8POW-drifted ashore on Ameland four days later); Waist gunner: Bernie Baumgarten (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft KO’d engine and dropped back before another attack by Me 262 jet, ditched North Sea, N of Ameland Is, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 7815. SHE-HAS TA.

Last updated: 24. July 2021


B-17 42-107007 / She-Hasta Details

A/C #007 was observed to have one engine smoking as it went over the target. It dropped back and took over the lead of the second element of the low squadron and gradually lagged further behind. This A/C was later seen over Wesermunde by a flight of P-38’s from Station 337, 479th Fighter Group. A jet propelled E/A was attacking but was driven off by the P-38’s. The B-17 was escorted until it reached the Frisian Islands where the P-38’s were forced to return to England due to low fuel state. When last seen all engines were operating and the aircraft was headed home at 10,000 feet.

Source: MACR 7815


B-17 42-107007 / She-Hasta Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William L. Greiner POW
CP 2LT James D. Coccia POW
BOMB 2LT Robert E. Marsho POW
ENG/TT S/SGT John R. Vuchetich POW
RO S/SGT Harry E. Whitford POW
BT S/SGT Frank Madrid POW
WG SGT Bernard V. Baumgarten KIA
TG SGT Harry G. Feldkamp POW

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