B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy

B-17 #42-97071 / Andy’s Dandyzoom_in

Source:
100thbg.com

Manufacturer:
Boeing

  • RCL: LP-D

MACR: 13718

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History of
B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy

Delivered Cheyenne 24/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Presque Is 28/2/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-P] Thorpe Abbotts 4/3/44; Missing in Action Parchim, Ger. 7/4/45; rammed by Me 109, both exploded and B-17 crashed close to Steinhuder Lake, near Hannover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 13718. ANDY’S DANDY.

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B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy Details

EYEWITNESS:  (On 7 April 1945)    “ME – 109 attacked aircraft #071 from six o’clock high and shot the left wing completely away from the fuselage.  The ME – 109 (sic FW-190) collided with the severed wing and both the wing and enemy fighter exploded.  The remainder of #071 spun down flaming to explode either just before impact or immediately there after.  Approximately seven (7) chutes – all white- were counted in the area.”

via MACR 13718

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B-17 42-97071 / Andy’s Dandy Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Arthur R. Calder KIA
CP 2LT Kenneth R. Carr KIA
BOMB F/O Victor Hoffman KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Leonard Piepgras KIA
RO S/SGT Joseph C. Haller KIA
BT SGT Carl J. Donnell KIA
WG SGT Dwayne H. Cary KIA
TG SGT Leon E. Briggs KIA

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