B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37747

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37747


  • RCL: B

MACR: 7224 / KSU/ME/KU: 2451


History of
B-17 43-37747

Delivered Cheyenne 17/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 4/6/44; Assigned: 729BS/452BG Deopham Green 7/6/44; MIA French Noball sites 8/7/44 Pilot: Everett Hanson, Jim Heinzen, Len Marcus, Don Lyma, George Grissom, Chester Pool, Lloyd Pohrte, Russell Jones, Van McManus (9KIA); Arthur Schulze (POW); flak, crashed Boubrers, Fr. MACR 7224.

Last updated: 31. December 2021


B-17 43-37747 Details

Following statement obtained by S-2 Section, 452nd Bomb Group at interrogation after mission:

Definite details concerning A/C 747 are not known although one B-17 was seen going down at Nucourt, apparently, directly hit by flak. This A/C appeared to be from the high squadron, since plane 747 flew #3 position in the high squadron and A/C 903 and A/C 934 were identified, it is presumed that A/C 747 was the plane reported as going down over Nucourt.

Source: MACR 7224


B-17 43-37747 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Everett G. Hanson, Jr. KIA
CP 2LT James H. Heinzen KIA
BOMB 1LT Donald J. Lyma KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT George I. Grissom KIA
RO T/SGT Chester L. Pool KIA
BT S/SGT Lloyd P. Pohrte KIA
WG S/SGT Arthur Schulze POW
WG S/SGT Russell D. Jones KIA
TG S/SGT Van J. McManus KIA

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