B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-97983

B-17 #42-97983zoom_in



  • RCL: FC-Z

MACR: 7367


History of
B-17 42-97983

Delivered Dallas 23/4/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 570BS/390BG [DI-Z] Framlingham 20/6/44; transferred 571BS [FC-Z]; Missing in Action Merseburg 7/7/44; prop-wash caused mid air coll with 42-107070 (390BG) and both exploded and crashed Hoorn, near Alkmaar, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 7367.

Last updated: 18. May 2017


B-17 42-97983 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-107070 / North Star.

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B-17 42-97983 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Larue F. Cribbs KIA
CP 2LT John C. Blickensderfer KIA
BOMB 2LT Lester P. Glaser KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Eugene A. Gifford KIA
RO S/SGT Arthur J. Coffey POW
BT SGT Merwyn F. Standford KIA
WG SGT Arthur F. Brown EVD
WG SGT Joseph E. Grove POW
TG SGT Clarence Brown POW

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