B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37636 / Malfunction Junction

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37636 / Malfunction Junction


  • RCL: LD-W

MACR: 13849


History of
B-17 43-37636 / Malfunction Junction

Delivered Cheyenne 6/5/44; Kearney 20/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 418BS/100BG [LD-W] Thorpe Abbotts 20/6/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 5/4/45 with Bob Estes, Co-pilot: Frank Marchum, Navigator: Bill Lewis, Bombardier: Dale Giebelhaus {body later washed ashore}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Crawford, Radio Operator: Bernie Slavkin, Ball turret gunner: Lester Weber, Waist gunner: Lashbrook Cook,Tail gunner: Floyd Mitchell (9 Killed in Action); seen to be going down under control and not known what happened, crashed sea. Missing Air Crew Report 13849. MALFUNCTION JUNCTION.

Last updated: 2. October 2017


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