B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-37942 / Four Leaf Clover

B-17 #42-37942 / Four Leaf Cloverzoom_in



  • RCL: GY-A

MACR: 4554


History of
B-17 42-37942 / Four Leaf Clover

Delivered Denver 21/10/43; Gr Island 5/11/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 19/12/43; Missing in Action Berlin 8/5/44 with Edwin Jacobs, Co-pilot: Carl Miller, Navigator: George Grace, Bombardier: Ira Ogden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Grofenburg, Radio Operator: Bob Klein, Ball turret gunner: Jesus Salas, Waist gunner: Henry Wehrmann, Waist gunner: Bob Bolin,Tail gunner: Ed Getzewich (10 Killed in Action); mid-air coll with wreckage of two other B-17s, crashed Ostprignist(Schmolde), 12 miles NW of Wittstock, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 4554. FOUR LEAF CLOVER.

Last updated: 18. November 2018


B-17 42-37942 / Four Leaf Clover Details

B-17G #42-97239, which was suffering from “prop-wash”, came down on top of #42-37942 causing the tail section of #42-37942 to be cut off.

The tail section from #42-37942 then came down on top of B-17G #42-31969.


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