B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37882 / Happy-Go-Lucky

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37882 / Happy-Go-Lucky


  • RCL: LN-U

MACR: 9509


History of
B-17 43-37882 / Happy-Go-Lucky

Delivered Cheyenne 1/6/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 350BS/100BG [LN-U] Thorpe Abbotts 29/6/44; Missing in Action Berlin 6/10/44 with Fred Reed, Ed Hesse, John Carmichael (?), Edmund Rohde, Ed Ankli, Bob Bennett, Bob Jackson, Joe Burghardt (8 Killed in Action); Roy Lomanno (Prisoner of War); flak KO’d #1 & #2, the wing caught fire and spun down near Spandau, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 9509. HAPPY-GO-LUCKY

Last updated: 12. October 2017


B-17 43-37882 / Happy-Go-Lucky Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Frederick G. Reed KIA
CP 2LT Edward A. Hesse KIA
BOMB 2LT Edmund W. Rhode KIA
ENG/TT CPL Edward V. Ankli KIA
RO CPL Robert H. Bennett KIA
BT CPL Robert E. Jackson KIA
WG SGT Roy F. Lamanno POW
TG SGT Joseph J. Burghardt KIA

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