B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-31830 / Marie

B-17 #42-31830 / Mariezoom_in

Michael Moriarty


  • RCL: BN-N

MACR: 10355 / KSU/ME/KU: 3298


History of
B-17 42-31830 / Marie

Delivered Cheyenne 24/12/43; Billings 27/12/43; Cheyenne 3/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Grenier 22/1/44; Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-N] Molesworth 20/2/44; over Sottevast 20/4/44; with Clinton Moser, Co-pilot: Andrew Lux (Killed in Action); Missing in Action Cologne 10/11/44 with Ray Boulter, Lew Ficken (2 Killed in Action); Art Perry, Jim Craven, Glen Wyly, Harry McElvey, Carl Frymoyer, Joe Sanzone, Stan Finch (7 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Cologne; Missing Air Crew Report 10355. MARIE.

Last updated: 26. June 2020


B-17 42-31830 / Marie Details

Eyewitness Statements from MACR 10355

Missing A/C received two direct hits from A/A fire. #3 engine completely blown off A/C. Right wheel came off also. Side panels above bomb bay and above wings blown off.

When hit missing A/C peeled off to right and went down in moderately steep dive. Appeared to be partially under control. #3 engine nacelle was on fire.

When A/C was hit three objects like bodies seen to go past observing A/C. One was certainly a human body. This was at 27500 and it is possible delayed jumps were made. No parachutes seen.

2nd Lt. Charles D. Haynes
B-17 #43-38609

Missing A/C received hit in #3 engine. Large parts of engine came off and wing caught on fire

After being hit, A/C peeled off to the right and went down in steep dive, at least partially under control.

None parachutes seen, but observer believes there was still time for some of the crew to get out.

2nd Lt. John R. Lutz
B-17 #44-6309


B-17 42-31830 / Marie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Raymond A. Boulter KIA
CP 2LT Arthur F. Perry POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Glenn E. Wyly POW
RO T/SGT Harold P. McKelvey POW
BT T/SGT Carl E. Frymoyer POW
WG S/SGT Joseph J. Sanzone POW
TG S/SGT Stanley Finch POW
TOG T/SGT Lewis P. Ficken KIA

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