B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37837 / Stag Party

B-17 #43-37837 / Stag Partyzoom_in



  • RCL: JJ-K

MACR: 11354 / KSU/ME/KU: 3511


History of
B-17 43-37837 / Stag Party

Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Kearney 6/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG Chelveston 28/6/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 1/1/45 with Bob Wadhams, George Ten Eyke, Jim Howe, Tom Wade, Joe Mead, Claud Hudson (6 Killed in Action); Arnold Allen, Bowman Smith, Bernie Langenbacher, Calvin Proksch (4 Prisoner of War); enemy aircraft, crashed Croechern, Ger?; Missing Air Crew Report 11354. STAG PARTY.

Last updated: 1. January 2021


B-17 43-37837 / Stag Party Details

Enemy opposition:
Very determined attacka made by E/A, 15 to 20 in number, coming in 3 to 5 abreast on tail, low and level. Attacks made at 5204N – 1140E, at about 1204 hours, continuing till about 1212 hours at 5217N – 1159E. Several individual attacks made later.

Damages to #43-37837 ‘Stag Party’ not noted. It rolled over on its back and went down completely out of control. 5 parachutes seen to open.

Source: MACR 11354


B-17 43-37837 / Stag Party Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert P. Wadhams KIA
CP 2LT Arnold R. Allen POW
BOMB S/SGT Bernard P. Langenbacher POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Calvin B. Proksch POW
RO T/SGT George W. TenEyke KIA
BT SGT James H. Howe KIA
WG S/SGT Thomas F. Wade KIA
WG S/SGT Joseph R. Mead KIA
TG S/SGT Claude E. Hudson KIA

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