History of the
B-17 #43-37976 / Lilly Marlene

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Kearney 1/6/44; Dow Fd 27/6/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 8/11/44; Missing in Action Brunswick 22/10/44 with Capt Joe Mathis, Co-pilot: Maj Joe Lowe, Navigator: Gorman Siler, Bombardier: Ivan Brill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Maupin, Radio Operator: Bill Covington, Ball turret gunner: Creston Cooke, Waist gunner: Joe Kasmiersky,Tail gunner: Carroll Reimann (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 44-8099(306BG), crashed sea off Clacton, Essex, UK; Missing Air Crew Report 9656. LILLY MARLENE.

Details 43-37976 / Lilly Marlene

MACR 8205 is asigned to  B-17 #42-102976. This B-17 #43-37976 (Pilot: Capt. Joe Mathis, MACR 9656) lost on 22 Oktober 1944 by a mid-air-collision with B-17 #44-8099.

So, that means, these facts are wrong for this B-17
Delivered Cheyenne 12/6/44; Kearney 22/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 7/7/44; transferred 305BG Chelveston 8/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 24/8/44 with ?; ditched Nth Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 8205. LILI MARLENE.

Crew 43-37976 / Lilly Marlene

PCPTJoseph B. Mathis IIIKIA
CPMAJJoseph E. LoweKIA
ROT/SGTWilliam R. CovingtonKIA
BTS/SGTCreston O. Cooke, Jr.KIA
WGS/SGTJoa A. KasmierskyKIA
TGS/SGTCarroll L. ReimannKIA

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