B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-37948

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-37948


  • RCL: 4F-N, 2N-T

MACR: 11153

Missions: 7


History of
B-17 43-37948

Delivered Cheyenne 8/6/44; Kearney 20/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 837BS/487BG Lavenham 9/7/44; transferred 833BS/486BG [2N-T] Sudbury 27/10/44; {7m} Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Woodrow Cornelison, Herman Sigal, Ernie Glass, Bob Volkman, Melvin Adams, Ed Smolinski, George Scott, Bob Burchard (8 Prisoner of War); Billy Spieles (Killed in Action); mech fault, crashed Stolzenbach, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11153.

Last updated: 31. December 2018


B-17 43-37948 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Woodrow Cornelison POW
CP 2LT Billy W. Spieles KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Ernest H. Glass POW
RO T/SGT Robert E. Volkman POW
BT S/SGT Melvin T. Adams POW
WG S/SGT George L. Scott POW
TG CPL Robert E. Buchard POW

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