B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-39845 / Hulcher’s Vultures

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MACR: 5317

Missions: 53


History of
B-17 42-39845 / Hulcher’s Vultures

Delivered Long Beach 18/9/43; ass 563BS/388BG Knettishall 7/10/43; MIA Dessau 28/5/44 Pilot: Marquis Fjelsted, Co-Pilot: Bill Hudson, Navigator: Herb Honlihan, Bombardier: Chester Tracewaki, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: John McBrien, Radio Operator: Ed Stringer, Ball Turret Gunner: George Hoover, Waist Gunner: John Shatz, Waist Gunner: Harry McCarty, Tail Gunner: John Perry (10POW); flak KOd two engines, forced landing a mile from Weira, 31 miles SW of Kassel, Germany. MACR 5317. HULCHER’S VULTURES.

Last updated: 24. December 2018


B-17 42-39845 / Hulcher’s Vultures Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Marquis Ausman Fjelsted POW
CP 2LT William Copeland Hudson Jr. POW
BOMB 2LT Chester Paul Tracewski POW
ENG/TT T/SGT John Edward McBrien POW
RO T/SGT Edward James Stringer POW
BT S/SGT George Francis Hoover POW
WG S/SGT Harold Stanley McCarty POW
WG S/SGT John Leal Perry POW
TG S/SGT John Rutherford Shatz POW

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