B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38044 / Picadilly Lilley

B-17 #43-38044 / Picadilly Lilleyzoom_in



  • RCL: OR-L, 4F-D

MACR: 12239 / KSU/ME/KU: 3654


History of
B-17 43-38044 / Picadilly Lilley

Delivered Cheyenne 19/6/44; Kearney 29/6/44; Dow Fd 13/7/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-L] Bassingbourn 13/7/44; transferred 837BS/487BG [4F-D] Lavenham 14/7/44; Missing in Action Chemnitz 6/2/45 with Cecil Parker, Tom Floyd, Leroy Enders, Floyd Pointon, Bob Burrow, Don Rowe, George Domotrovich, Gene Endress (8 Prisoner of War); Vernon Winton (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Triptis, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 12239. PICCADILLY LILLEY.

Last updated: 27. August 2021


B-17 43-38044 / Picadilly Lilley Details

Remarks or Eyewitness Statements:

This aircraft was designated as an airborne spare, and while take-off time was 0700, aircraft took off at 0900. Assembly weather was very poor and forced assembly at 6,500 feet. However, at no time was the aircraft identified during assembly, nor enroute to and from the target. It must be assumed therefore, that Lt. Parker filled in with another group.

Source: MACR 12239


B-17 43-38044 / Picadilly Lilley Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Cecil R. Parker POW
CP 2LT Vernon P. Winton, Jr. KIA
ENG/TT SGT Floyd R. Pointon POW
RO S/SGT Robert G. Burrow POW
BT SGT Donald F. Rowe POW
WG SGT George Domitrovich POW
TG SGT Eugene J. Endres POW
TOG SGT Leroy Enders POW

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