B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38668

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38668


  • RCL: BI-T

MACR: 11580 / KSU/ME/KU: 3602

Missions: 3


History of
B-17 43-38668

Delivered: Cheyenne 31/8/44; Hunter 5/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned: 568BS/390BG [BI-T] Framlingham 25/9/44; MIA Cologne 10/1/45 Pilot: Horace Skinner; Ivan Scott, Bill Wylie, Jim Craig (4POW); Jim Hannaman, Stanford Kay, Chas Pasch, Mark Hertz, Ward Gillespie (5KIA); flak hit caused fire in left wing, crashed Dusseldorf, Germany. MACR 11580.

Last updated: 9. August 2021


B-17 43-38668 Details

Remarks or Eyewitness Statements:

A/C 668 received a direct hit by flak at Dusseldorf between the #1 and #2 engines. The A/C peeled out of formation and went into 30 deg dive in an attempt to extinguish the fire. A/C leveled off about 25,000 feet for a short time then the left wing came off and A/C went into an uncontrolled dive with A/C 151 reporting observing it hitting the ground in mass of flames. No Chutes were reported by any observing A/C.

Source: MACR 11580


B-17 43-38668 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Horace M. Skinner POW
CP 1LT James D. Hannaman KIA
BOMB 2LT Ivan W. Scott POW
ENG/TT S/SGT William H. Wylie POW
RO S/SGT Charles F. Pasch KIA
BT SGT Mark W. Hertz KIA
WG SGT Ward C. Gillespie KIA
TG S/SGT James L. Craig POW

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