B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37632

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37632


  • RCL: SC-L

MACR: 9417

Missions: 34


History of
B-17 43-37632

Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-L] Deenethorpe 10/6/44; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Otto Nagel, Co-pilot: Martin Holland, Navigator: Bernie Hodowski, Bombardier: Walt Wilchik, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Nelson Smith, Radio Operator: Gene Robbins, Ball turret gunner: Gerald Meyer, Waist gunner: Max Perkel,Tail gunner: George Matanic (9 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, crashed Natarp, near Hoetmar, SE of Munster, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9417.

Last updated: 9. August 2018


B-17 43-37632 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Otto P. Nagle Jr. POW
CP F/O Martin O. Holland POW
BOMB 2LT Walter Wolchik POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Nelson E. Smith POW
RO T/SGT Gene W. Robbins POW
BT S/SGT Gerald T. Meyer POW
WG S/SGT Max Perkel POW
TG S/SGT George P. Matanic POW

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