B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38001 / Old Miss Agnis

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  • RCL: H8-B; 2G-B

MACR: 14197

Missions: 58


History of
B-17 43-38001 / Old Miss Agnis

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/7/44; transferred 835BS/486BG [H8-B] Sudbury 27/10/44; {58m} Missing in Action Dresden 17/4/45 with Dick Allbright, Co-pilot: Bob Miller, Navigator: Carl Runge, Bombardier: Milton Carmack, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Merle Davison, Radio Operator: Junior Raines, Ball turret gunner: Edgar Coghill, Waist gunner: Styles Westbrook,Tail gunner: Bernie Poole (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed near Saaz, Czecko.. Missing Air Crew Report 14197. (last 486 crew shot down) OH MISS AGNES.

Last updated: 25. June 2022


B-17 43-38001 / Old Miss Agnis Details

Our Group was hit by intense and accurate flak over Brux, Czecho. We were briefed to avoid this area which was 40 miles east of I.P. For some reason we did not make our run on the target but circled over this flak area until shot down. Why??

Carl F. Runge

Remarks to the loss of B-17G 43-38001

A/C 8001 was hit by flak in the right wing in the vicinity of Brux. Fire broke out immediately and the a/c peeled off to the right and lost altitude, apparently under control. When last seen, this a/c was at an altitude of approximately 12,000, It is believed that nine (9) men left this a/c, all using parachutes.

Source: MACR 14197


B-17 43-38001 / Old Miss Agnis Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Richard D. Allbright POW
CP 2LT Robert A. Miller POW
ENG/TT SGT Merle Da Vison POW
RO SGT Junior C. Raines POW
BT SGT Edgar R. Coghill POW
WG SGT Styles L. Westbrook,Jr. POW
TG SGT Bernard L. Poole POW
TOG SGT Milton H. Carmack POW

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