B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38623 / Easy Does It

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38623 / Easy Does It


MACR: 12432 / KSU/ME/KU: 3701

Missions: 10


History of
B-17 43-38623 / Easy Does It

Delivered Cheyenne 25/8/44; Patterson 7/9/44; Hunter 15/9/44; Grenier 23/9/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 20/10/44; taxi accident Pilot: ground crew at Stansted 2/12/44; MIA Frankfurt 17/2/45 w/Bob Taylor, Bob Mount, Bill Tallant, Tom Walsh, Warren Hammond, Carl Kindelt, Bill Hartley, Wayne Logan, Bryce Grant {tg}, Bill Olson {photos} (10KIA); flak, crashed Hanau, Germany. MACR 12432. EASY DOES IT.

Last updated: 14. March 2021


B-17 43-38623 / Easy Does It Details

Interrogation Report from MACR 12432:

This a/c received a direct flak hit in the left wing and probably in the rear part of the waist. The left wing caught fire, than blew up. The a/c went into a tight spin. The tail section floated earthward. One crew reports seeing 3 chutes possible from this a/c.

Source: MACR 12432


B-17 43-38623 / Easy Does It Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert Benson Taylor KIA
CP 2LT Robert Nelson Mount KIA
BOMB F/O Thomas John Walsh KIA
ENG/TT S/SGT Warren G. Hammond KIA
RO SGT Carl Kindelt KIA
BT S/SGT William Henry Hartley KIA
WG S/SGT Wayne L. Logan KIA
TG S/SGT Bryce Gordon Grant KIA
PHOTO T/SGT William D. Olsen KIA

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