B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38141

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  • RCL: R5-V

MACR: 10758 / KSU/ME/KU: 1135 (A)


History of
B-17 43-38141

Delivered Cheyenne 29/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned 838BS/487BG Lavenham 17/7/44; 839BS [R5-V]; Missing in Action Hamm 26/11/44 with Burr Davidson, Doug Brink, Willard Blanchard, Roy Denure, Clarry Becker, Bill Millard, Chas McBride, Milton Price, Joe Dory (Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Osnabruck, Ger. Missing Air Crew Report 10758.

Last updated: 6. June 2022


B-17 43-38141 Details

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Remarks to the loss of B-17 43-38141

At 1210, just before target was reached, Lt. Davidson was seen to start falling back. At 1220 the bomb bay doors were seen to be open, but it is believed that no bombs were dropped. Flames were seen in the bomb bay.

At 1220, 52°25′ N – 08°18’E, Lt. Lester’s crew reports observing a B-17 in flames at 22.000 feet, which plane they believed to be our high squadron. The plane under observation made a 180 degree turn, flying level, and three chutes were seen to come out. The ship was losing altitude and was under observation for five minutes before it went into a dive, losing a wing and disintegrating at 15.000 feet.

Source: MACR 10758


B-17 43-38141 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Burr E. Davidson POW
CP 2LT Douglas C. Brink POW
BOMB 2LT Roy R. Denure POW
ENG/TT SGT Clarence R. Becker POW
RO SGT William Millard POW
BT SGT Charles A. McBride POW
WG SGT Milton O. Price POW
TG SGT Joseph W. Dory POW

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