B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-5378

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-5378



History of
B-17 42-5378

Delivered at Tulsa 26-Nov-42; New Castle 11-Dec-42; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 1-Jan-43; Missing in Action on 6-Mar-43 on mission to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. The aircraft came under heavy fighter attack shortly after rounding the Brest Peninsula and the aircraft was abandoned. Exact crash location not determined. No Missing Air Crew Report was ever made documenting this loss. 3KIA 6POW 1EVD.

Last updated: 24. January 2018


B-17 42-5378 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Earl C. Tunnell POW
CP 1LT Robert E. Biggs EVD
BOMB 1LT Andrew J. Friedrich POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Charles K. Kirby, Jr. POW
RO T/SGT Robert A. Siavage POW
BT T/SGT George A. Tracy KIA
WG S/SGT Ernest C. Maynard KIA
WG S/SGT Chalres D. Hill, Jr. POW
TG S/SGT Donald Tunstall POW

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