B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-30317 / Second Chance

B-17 #42-30317 / Second Chancezoom_in



MACR: 3075


History of
B-17 42-30317 / Second Chance

Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Smoky Hill 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 17/6/43; Missing in Action Bremen 26/11/43; coll with 42-37838 (401BG) losing entire tail section, crashed Vehne Moor, Bissel, near Ahlhorn, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 3075. SECOND CHANCE.

Last updated: 4. September 2020


B-17 42-30317 / Second Chance Details

Mid-air collision with B-17 #42-37838 Fancy Nancy on November 26th 1943.

Report from MACR 3075

This A/C went down at 1228 hours at approximately 53°10’N – 07°00’E – It was struck from the rear by another B-17 which completely severed the tail assembly. The A/C turned over twice then went into a spin and was seen hit the ground. No chutes where observed.


B-17 42-30317 / Second Chance Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT William Hensley McCown KIA
CP 2LT William Bart Stantial KIA
BOMB 2LT Vincent Bernard McHugh KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Bertram Francis Crawford KIA
RO T/SGT Floyd Walker Smith KIA
BT S/SGT Donald Cecil Miller KIA
WG S/SGT George Krolik Jr. KIA
WG S/SGT Edward Lynn Nelson KIA
TG S/SGT Harold Wilson Kincaid KIA

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