B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31131 / Satan’s Sister

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-31131 / Satan’s Sister


MACR: 3041


History of
B-17 42-31131 / Satan’s Sister

Delivered Dallas 24/9/43; Gr Island 9/10/43; Wilmington 14/10/43; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 26/10/43; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 30/12/43; hit by prop wash from with 42-31176, crashed Birkenu-Odenwald, 12 miles NE of Ludwigshaven, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 3041. SATAN’S SISTER.

Last updated: 24. October 2019


B-17 42-31131 / Satan’s Sister Details

B-17 #42-31176 ‘Flak Suit’ slid in front of B-17 42-31131 ‘Satan’s Sister’ causing it to go out of control, rolled over and broke in half in the middle of the radio room.

Bombardier Edgar Franklin Slentz was smashed to the plexiglas during the spin. He broke it and fell to the ground without parachute.

Radio operator Daniel (Danny) Letter fell from the open radio compartment without parachute.

Waist gunner Charles Henry Parizo helpt ball turret gunner Frank Salvatore Brincat to get out from the turret. Frank Salvatore Brincat bailed out and becam POW. Charles Henry Parizo died and was found in the wrackage.


B-17 42-31131 / Satan’s Sister Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Arthur W. Carlson KIA
CP 2LT Ben H. Scoggin KIA
BOMB 2LT Edgar Franklin Slentz KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Harrold Lee Hawkins KIA
RO T/SGT Daniel (Danny) Letter KIA
BT S/SGT Frank Salvatore Brincat POW
WG S/SGT James Alexander Neal POW
WG S/SGT Charles Henry Parizo KIA
TG S/SGT Robert Edward Scalley POW

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