History of the
B-17 #43-38272 / The Thumper

Delivered Cheyenne 14/7/44; Kearney 24/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 379BG Kimbolton 27/8/44; battle damaged Pilsen 25/4/45 with tail gunner Bill Meikle (Killed in Action); pilot Jim Blain, Grant White, Sid Messeri, John Brooks, Cliff Lager, Duffy Hornbeck, Bob Piva; mid air coll with 43-38178 (379BG); crashed Allied territory.

Details 43-38272 / The Thumper

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #43-38178 Seattle Sue on 25 April 1945.

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