B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack

B-17 #43-37673 / That’s All Jackzoom_in



MACR: 11232


History of
B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack

Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; Missing in Action Misburg 31/12/44 with Kasimer Traynelis, Co-pilot: Bill Howe, Navigator: Duane Mowry, Bombardier: Paul Basye, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Jim Laws, Radio Operator: Bob Stauffer (Wounded in Action), Ball turret gunner: Stewart Livingston (Wounded in Action), Waist gunner: Ralph Tetu (8 Prisoner of War);Tail gunner: Henry Bouma (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Tauenbrueck, near Hanover, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11232.

Last updated: 10. April 2021


B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack Details

After the release of the bombs over the target, the original copilot of this plane, William H. Major, would reply out loud “That’s all Jack”, and then they would begin their route back to base. Family members of Major, who died soon after the War, have said there is not a specific reason he would say this phrase, but rather just something he liked to say. There was no one named “Jack” on their crew. Clifford R. Olson was pilot. Plane #43-37673.

Undated picture of 43-37673 / That’s All Jack


B-17 43-37673 / That’s All Jack Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Kasimer A. Traynelis POW
CP 2LT William J. Howe POW
BOMB 2LT Paul E. Basye POW
ENG/TT T/SGT James H. Laws POW
RO T/SGT Robert S. Stauffer POW
BT S/SGT Stewart B. Livingston POW
WG S/SGT Ralph E. Tetu POW
TG S/SGT Henry Bouma Jr. KIA

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