B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38150

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MACR: 12238


History of
B-17 43-38150

Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned: 490BG Eye 21/7/44; battle damage Berlin 3/2/45 Pilot: Si Spiegel, Bill Holo, Ray Patulski, Chas Sandusky {togg}, John Caffrey, Maurice Carpenter, Salvatore Novarra, Frank Stockton, Dale Tyler (9RTD); forced landing Russia. Salvaged. 23/3/45. MACR 12238.

Last updated: 23. December 2020


B-17 43-38150 Details

The following is eyewitness account of 2nd Lt. Gerald H. Leland:

At approximately eight (8) minutes after target, 11:47, 25200 feet, I saw a B-17 from this Group continue towards Russia. Could not see any sign of trouble.

Gerald H. Leland


B-17 43-38150 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Si I. Spiegel RTD
CP 1LT William J. Holo RTD
ENG/TT CPL John J. Caffrey RTD
RO T/SGT Maurice D. Carpenter RTD
BT S/SGT Salvator M. Novarra RTD
WG S/SGT Frank Stockton RTD
TG S/SGT Dale C. Tyler RTD
--- S/SGT Charles W. Sandusky RTD

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