B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38012

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38012


  • RCL: DF-L

MACR: 8424 (8180')


History of
B-17 43-38012

Delivered Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 27/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned: 324BS/91BG [DF-L] Bassingbourn 23/7/44; MIA Halle 16/8/44 Pilot: Vincent Fonke, Fred Van Sant, Bob Simcock, Herb Carlson, Ray Prange, Chas Brudo, Bill Weaver, Wendell Meenach (8POW); Willard Holden (KIA); Enemy aircraft, crashed Witzenhausen, Germany. MACR 8424 (8180′).

Last updated: 12. April 2019


B-17 43-38012 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Vincent A. Fonke POW
CP 2LT Fred W. Van Sant POW
BOMB 2LT Herbert Carlson POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Raymond V. Prange POW
RO S/SGT Wemdell O. Meenac POW
BT SGT Charles S. Brudo POW
WG SGT William J. Weaver POW
TG SGT Willard M. Holden KIA

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