B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38059 / Chesty-V

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38059 / Chesty-V


MACR: 10841


History of
B-17 43-38059 / Chesty-V

Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Lincoln 14/7/44; Grenier 11/8/44; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/7/44; Missing in Action Merseburg 30/11/44 with Capt Oscar Nanson, Co-pilot: Roy Kiern, Radio Operator: George Simpson, Ball turret gunner: Larry Layton (4 Killed in Action); Navigator: Don Topping, Bombardier: Lindsay Lipscomb, Waist gunner: Sid Brown,Tail gunner: Joe Burton (4 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Paul Shull (evaded capture); flak, crashed Sommerda, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10841.

Last updated: 4. December 2021


B-17 43-38059 / Chesty-V Details

Remarks to the loss of B-17G #43-38059 / Chesty-V

At 1515, Approx. 5122N-1117E, A/C 059 of this Group, received a direct hit by flak in No. 2 engine. Aircraft slid under formation with engine on fire. Five (5) to possibly nine (9) chutes were observed. Wing exploded and Aircraft dove straight down at an altitude of 26,000 feet.

Source: MACR 10841


B-17 43-38059 / Chesty-V Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Oscar T. Hanson KIA
CP 1LT Roy C. Keirn KIA
BOMB 1LT Lindsay I. Lipscomb POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Paul A. Shull EVD
RO T/SGT George H. Simpson KIA
BT S/SGT Sidney C. Brown POW
WG S/SGT Lawrence D. Layton KIA
TG S/SGT Joe N. Burton POW

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