B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97437

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 42-97437

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 8365

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History of
B-17 42-97437

Delivered Denver 16/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Assigned 342BS/97BG Cerignola 5/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Vienna 10/9/44 with Wallace Boyce, Holleran, McGinnis, Wilson, Marion, Jochim, Walt Jones, Lata, Reidy, Cathrall; flak, crashed Karlovacs; Missing Air Crew Report 8365.

Published: 7. November 2017 / Last updated: 27. January 2021

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B-17 42-97437 Details

Eyewitness Statements to the loss of B-17 #42-97437

I the undersigned was flying in aircraft #328 on 10 September 1944. As the formation cleared the bomb run, our squadron was scattered and after formation was once again together we observed aircraft 437 missing from formation. That is all I saw.

S/Sgt. Ivan S. Hallock


I the undersigned was flying in A/C #328, 342nd Bomb Squadron on 10 September 1944. As the formation cleared the bomb run the formation became separated, until a short time afterwards we all were back in formation. At this time our AC observed 437 to be missing from the formation. That is all I saw.

S/Sgt. G. D. Winston

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B-17 42-97437 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Wallace C. Boyce POW
CP F/O William Holleran EVD
BOMB 2LT Harry R. Wilson EVD
ENG/TT SGT Robert M. Jochim POW
RO SGT James W. Dungan POW
BT SGT Frank J. Lata EVD
WG SGT Eugene H. Cathrall EVD
WG SGT Walter E. Jones POW
TG SGT John E. Reidy EVD

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