B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37944 / Mr Tacoma

B-17 #43-37944 / Mr Tacomazoom_in



  • RCL: 2S-R

MACR: 11047

Missions: 34


History of
B-17 43-37944 / Mr Tacoma

Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 834BS/486BG [2S-R] Sudbury 11/7/44; {34m} Missing in Action Merseburg 6/12/44 with Bob Miller, Edmund Barcikowski, Fred Kinsler, Dick Hobgood, Marion Taylor, Bill Effinger, Jim Mathis, Frank Ward, Stan Pavlic (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Uuddorp, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11047. MR TACOMA.

Last updated: 5. March 2021


B-17 43-37944 / Mr Tacoma Details

Eyewitness Statements

Lt. Fusco’s crew reported seeing this aircraft at 5149N-1056E at 22000 feet trailing smoke and losing altitude and speed. Two fighters are escorting the plane.

Lt. Lovan’s crew saw A/C 944 drop back in the target area. It was a chaff ship flying 2000 feet below the lead ship. The flak over target was accurate to inaccurate intense Cp and barrage type flak. This crew saw A/C 944 drop back and it never rejoined the formation.

Source: MACR 11047


B-17 43-37944 / Mr Tacoma Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert C. Miller POW
CP 2LT Edmund T. Barcikovski POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Richard M. Hobgood POW
RO T/SGT Marion W. Taylor POW
BT SGT William F. Effinger POW
WG SGT Frank Ward POW
WG SGT Jim Mathis POW
TG SGT Stan Pavlic POW

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