B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-38006 / Hoosier Hot Shot

B-17 #42-38006 / Hoosier Hot Shotzoom_in



  • RCL: DF-H

MACR: 4046 / KSU/ME/KU: 1570

Missions: 21


History of
B-17 42-38006 / Hoosier Hot Shot

Delivered Cheyenne 11/11/43; Gr Island 1/12/43; Presque Is 17/12/43; ass 324BS/91BG [DF-H] Bassingbourn 8/1/44; {21m} MIA Kassel 19/4/44 Pilot: Stan Swenumson, Co-Pilot: Leon Lindroth, Navigator: Jim Caravolas, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Stevens, Radio Operator: Theodore Bacho, Ball Turret Gunner: Amos Anderson, Waist Gunner: Charles Gessnor, Waist Gunner: Edwin Arnett (8POW); Bombardier: Ernie Bunte, Tail Gunner: Mike Schumacher (2KIA); Enemy aircraft KO’d three engines, set on fire and ship exploded on way down to crash near Waldkappel, 20 miles SE of Kassel, Germany. MACR 4046. HOOSIER HOT SHOT.

Last updated: 23. October 2022


B-17 42-38006 / Hoosier Hot Shot Details

Aircraft B-17G, 42-38006, was hit during attack by enemy aircraft, three engines were set on fire. The aircraft peeled off from the formation, turned over and headed straight down, then leveled out and exploded in mid- air. Two parachutes were seen coming from this aircraft. This happened just prior to bombs away.

S/Sgt. Charles A. Shriver, Jr.

Source: MACR 4046


B-17 42-38006 / Hoosier Hot Shot Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Stanley B. Swenumson POW
CP 2LT Leonard J. Lindroth POW
BOMB 2LT Ernest L. Bunte KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Roy L. Stevens POW
RO T/SGT Theodore J. Bacho POW
BT S/SGT Amos J. Anderson POW
WG S/SGT Charles A. Gessner POW
WG S/SGT Edwin L. Arnett POW
TG S/SGT Michael J. Schumacher KIA

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