B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38445

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38445


  • RCL: JW-Q

MACR: 9346


History of
B-17 43-38445

Delivered Cheyenne 3/8/44; Hunter 12/8/44; Grenier 2/9/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [JW-Q] Podington 9/9/44; Missing in Action Nurnberg 3/10/44 with Niels Nielsen, Clyde Saylor, Rudy Granata, Ken LaPlante, Howard Garrison, Harry Raber, Franklin Adams, Leon Mohr (8 Killed in Action); Bill Stretton (Prisoner of War); mid air coll, crashed Neuhof, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9346.

Last updated: 30. January 2018


B-17 43-38445 Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #43-38396 ‘Insomnia’


B-17 43-38445 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Niels R. Nielsen KIA
CP 1LT Clyde H. Saylor, Jr KIA
BOMB 1LT Kenneth D. LaPlante KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT William C. Stretton POW
RO T/SGT Howard C. Garrison KIA
BT S/SGT Harry W. Raber KIA
WG S/SGT Franklin W, Adams Jr. KIA
TG S/SGT Leonard F. Mohr KIA

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