B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38178 / Seattle Sue

B-17 #43-38178 / Seattle Suezoom_in



  • RCL: FR-P

MACR: 14221


History of
B-17 43-38178 / Seattle Sue

Delivered Cheyenne 4/7/44; Kearney 13/7/44; Dow Fd 20/7/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-P] Kimbolton 14/8/44; battle damaged Pilsen 25/4/45 with Clair Evans, Dennis Lang, Leland Slane, Bill Fanning, Bob Dobson, Vic Stewart (6 Killed in Action), Abe Teller and Norman Cooler (2 POWs); mid air coll 43-38272 (379BG); SEATTLE SUE.

Last updated: 16. August 2020


B-17 43-38178 / Seattle Sue Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #43-38272 / The Thumper on 25 April 1945.

The crews of both collided B-17 were exchanged in the respective MACR.


B-17 43-38178 / Seattle Sue Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Clair W. Evans KIA
CP 2LT Dennis F. Lang KIA
BOMB F/O Leland E. Slane KIA
ENG/TT SGT Norman B. Cooler POW
RO SGT William E. Fanning, Jr. KIA
BT SGT Robert J. Dobson KIA
TG SGT Victor L. Steward KIA

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