B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38002 / Our Baby

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38002 / Our Baby


MACR: 11733


History of
B-17 43-38002 / Our Baby

Delivered Cheyenne 14/6/44; Kearney 25/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 11/7/44; Missing in Action Derben, Ger 14/1/45 with Jim Moser, Conrad Summerlin, Paul Kenney, Mayo Larkin, Coy Flanery, Orlando Leo, Bob Ketcham, Kenneth Weisman, Hubert Sahlstrom (9 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Rhoden, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 11733. OUR BABY.

Last updated: 4. December 2022


B-17 43-38002 / Our Baby Details

This aircraft 43-38002 left the formation with its rudder badly damaged. It seemed to be under control and left the formation on a heading of 260 degrees. Cause of the damage is unknown.

Two flying aircraft #9 and #10 positions in the high squadron were in collision at approximately this same place and lost. It cannot be ascertained however, whether the above aircraft was effected by this collision. Reports show this was not. Damage is therefore presumed to be from flak.

Source: MACR 11733


B-17 43-38002 / Our Baby Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT James L. Moser POW
CP 2LT Conrad P. Summerlin POW
BOMB 2LT Paul E. Kenney POW
ENG/TT SGT Coy L. Flanery POW
RO SGT Orlando D. Leo POW
BT SGT Robert L. Ketcham POW
WG SGT Kenneth W. Weisman POW
TG SGT Hubert R. Sahlstrom POW

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