B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37859 / Jeanne

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37859 / Jeanne


  • RCL: IY-D

MACR: 9189


History of
B-17 43-37859 / Jeanne

Delivered Cheyenne 30/5/44; Kearney 8/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-D] Deenethorpe 10/7/44; Missing in Action Orleans 1/8/44 with Bob Sproul, Co-pilot: Don Bennett, Navigator: Tom Ellington, Bombardier: Jim Moon, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fred La Point, Radio Operator: Don Kotila, Ball turret gunner: Ken Mark, Waist gunner: Fred Hinderschied,Tail gunner: Frank Cornwell (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 42-39873, crashed Poisvilliers, N of Chartres, Fr; Missing Air Crew Report 9189. JEANNE.

Last updated: 18. November 2018


B-17 43-37859 / Jeanne Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-39873 ‘Stormy Weather’.


B-17 43-37859 / Jeanne Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert B. Sproul KIA
CP 2LT Donald L. Bennett KIA
BOMB 2LT Jim N. Moon KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Frederick J. La Point KIA
RO S/SGT Don O. Kotila KIA
BT SGT Ken W. Mark KIA
WG SGT Frederick J. Henderschied KIA
TG CPL Frank M. Cornwell KIA

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