B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37767

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37767


  • RCL: QJ-H

MACR: 12848 (6?)


History of
B-17 43-37767

Delivered Cheyenne 19/5/44; Patterson 26/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned: 339BS/96BG [QJ-H] Snetterton 8/7/44; MIA Brunswick 2/3/45 Pilot: Benton Gatch, Co-Pilot: John Kennedy, Navigator: Emmett Brown, Bombardier: John Ozier, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Roy Gearhart, Radio Operator: Loyal Bright, Ball Turret Gunner: Bob Bashaw, Waist Gunner: Ken Bonsecours, Tail Gunner: Bill Gorsuch (9KIA); mid air coll w/44-8697 (96BG); ditched North Sea, 10 miles S of Southwold, Sfk; MACR 12848 (6′). MY IDEAL.

Last updated: 5. August 2019


B-17 43-37767 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #44-8697 on 02 March 1945.


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