B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97846 / Belle of the Brawl

B-17 #42-97846 / Belle of the Brawlzoom_in



  • RCL: CC-F

MACR: 11244 / KSU/ME/KU: 3554, 3588


History of
B-17 42-97846 / Belle of the Brawl

Delivered Denver 14/3/44; Hunter 16/4/44; Dow Fd 30/4/44; Assigned: 569BS/390BG [CC-F] Framlingham 4/5/44; MIA Kaiserlautern, battle damage Bad Kreuznach, Germany. when flak blew off right wing 2/1/45 Pilot: Roger Drinkwater, Henry Plume, Roy Dixon, Dave Walker, Glen Phillips, Paul Porter, Gerald Krauser, Jack Wilson, Dave Keyes (9POW); crashed Pfalz, Ger. MACR 11244; Salvaged. 6/4/45. BELLE OF THE BRAWL.

Last updated: 6. November 2020


B-17 42-97846 / Belle of the Brawl Details

A/C 846 was hit in the right wing between #3 and #4 engines one minute after bombs away. A/C peeled out of formation to the right under complete control with fire and smoke trailing from wing also fuel could be seen running off wing tip. The A/C lost about 10000 feet and five chutes were observed to open. The right wing then blew off, the wing and balance of the ship falling completely enveloped in flames. No observer reported the parts hitting the ground.

Source: MACR 11244


B-17 42-97846 / Belle of the Brawl Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Roger W. Drinwalter POW
CP 2LT Henry H. Blume POW
ENG/TT SGT Glen A. Phillips POW
RO SGT Paul P. Porter, Jr. POW
BT SGT Gerald N. Krauser POW
WG SGT Jack R. Wilson POW
TG SGT David W. Keyes POW
TOG S/SGT David C. Walker POW

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