B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38538

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38538


MACR: 9527/10320


History of
B-17 43-38538

Delivered Cheyenne 14/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 11/9/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [M] Glatton 13/9/44; 751BS; Missing in Action Munster 30/9/44 with Bill Millea, Co-pilot: Lyman Plyer, Navigator: John Tadje, radar/nav-Terry Rice, Bombardier: Lee Mohn, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albt Levy, Radio Operator: Alvert Young, Ball turret gunner: Ed Roos, Waist gunner: Curtis Harmon,Tail gunner: John Paisley (10 Killed in Action); flak, crashed Lunen, near Westfalen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 9527/10320.

Last updated: 17. August 2017


B-17 43-38538 Details

B-17 #43-38538 was hit by flak on the bomb run over Munster. The flak crumpled the nose of the plane, both wings fell off as the plane exploded. The parts fell to the earth. It was reported that two bodies were seen to be blown from the plane but no parachutes were seen.


B-17 43-38538 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P --- William A. Millea KIA
CP --- Lymon C. Plyer KIA
BOMB --- Lee C. Mohn KIA
ENG/TT --- Albert S. Levy KIA
RO --- Albert E. Young KIA
BT --- Edward J. Roos Jr. KIA
WG --- Curtis Harmon KIA
TG --- John W. Paislley KIA
NAV2 --- John W. Tadje KIA

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