B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97175 / Lady Satan

B-17 #42-97175 / Lady Satanzoom_in



  • RCL: 9Z-C

MACR: 12240 / KSU/ME/KU: 3649

Missions: 85


History of
B-17 42-97175 / Lady Satan

Delivered Cheyenne 5/2/44; Hunter 24/2/44; Presque Is 13/3/44; Slated 447BG, Assigned 728BS/452BG [9Z-C] Deopham Green 14/3/44; on Cologne mission Radio Operator: Alf Battaling (Killed in Action) 5/1/44; Missing in Action 85m Strasbourg 6/2/45 with Jim Bayless, Navigator: Harry Brodd, Bombardier: Sgt John YoungWounded in Action, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ray Jarrill, Radio Operator: Hubert Salyer, Ball turret gunner: Dave Sullivan, Waist gunner: Alex Jacobs,Tail gunner: Carl Porterfield (8 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Harry McComb (Killed in Action); flak, crash landed Simmeral, 30 miles NW Kaiserlautern, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12240. LADY SATAN.

Last updated: 8. August 2021


B-17 42-97175 / Lady Satan Details

Eyewitness Statements

A/C #175 was hit by flak over Wiesbaden, setting the #3 engine on fire.

Shortly aftewards the engine fell off and the fire went out. Four chutes were seen from the A/C at 4952-0749 (Gee Fix) at 1248 hours and then the A/C, losing altitude in a glide, disappeared into the clouds still under control.

Source: MACR 12240


B-17 42-97175 / Lady Satan Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT James L. Bayless POW
CP 2LT Harold E. McComb KIA
ENG/TT SGT Raymond P. Jarril POW
RO SGT Hubert Salyer POW
BT SGT David A. Sullivan POW
WG SGT Alexander Jacobs POW
TG SGT Carl L. Porterfield POW
TOG SGT John L. Young POW

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