B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37858

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37858


MACR: 10324


History of
B-17 43-37858

Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 2/7/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with Kurt Schwarzin, John Pilcher, Bob Kinney, Jack Oakman, Cyrus Parr, Arthur West, Clifton Rentfro, Bill Stone, Hugh Lamborn (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Wittlich, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10324.

Last updated: 22. July 2017


B-17 43-37858 Details

Hit by flak over target. Peeled off with no 3 and 4 engines smoking and lost + 3000 ft. altitude. Pilot asked for escort to reach allied lines. The crew later bailed out. The aircraft crashed and burned near Wittlich, 30 km NE or Trier, Germany.


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