History of the
B-17 #43-37523 / Holy Smokes

Delivered Cheyenne 26/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned: 560BS/388BG Knettishall 27/5/44; battle damage at Magdeburg 20/6/44 Pilot: Chas Maring, Scott Johnson, nav ‘, John Hanlon ‘, Roy Dean, Bob Bessett, John Kelly, Tom Isaacs, Art Woodsum, bellied in on base but all crew safe. Slight mid-ait collison w/John Melehes and forced landing W of Sudbury, Sfk, 2/5/45; Returned to US: Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 BU Sth Plains 1/7/45; Scrapped: Kingman 9/12/45.

Crew 43-37523 / Holy Smokes

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P2LTCharles Maring Jr.RTDKIA on 28 September 1944 (B-17 #43-38404)
CP2LTScott C. JohnsonRTD
BOMB2LTJohn W. HanlenRTD
ENG/TTT/SGTWillis Eugene GenrichRTD
ROT/SGTRobert T. BessetteRTD
BTS/SGTRoy C. DeanRTD
WGS/SGTJohn P. KellyRTD
WGS/SGTThomas Lee IsaacsRTD
TGS/SGTArt H. WoodsumRTD

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