B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38007 / The Moldy Fig

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38007 / The Moldy Fig


  • RCL: 2C-P

MACR: 7893


History of
B-17 43-38007 / The Moldy Fig

Delivered Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG [2C- ] Lavenham 11/7/44; Missing in Action Magdeburg 5/8/44 with Charlton Deuschle, Waist gunner: Bob Crooker (2 Prisoner of War); Co-pilot: Gene Steffens, Navigator: Alan Underwood, Bombardier: Jefferson Gregory, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Carl Late, Radio Operator: Bill Cockran, Ball turret gunner: Grady Delaney, Waist gunner: John Haglund,Tail gunner: Harry Hinkson (8 Killed in Action); flak blew off wing, aircraft exploded, crashed Lostau, SW of Burg, near Magdeburg, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 7893.

Last updated: 6. July 2017


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