B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38697

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38697


  • RCL: N7-M

MACR: 12215


History of
B-17 43-38697

Delivered Patterson 5/9/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 603BS/398BG [N7-M] Nuthampstead 4/11/44; (23m) Missing in Action Berlin 3/2/45 with Perry Powell, Co-pilot: Sam Walker, Navigator: Bruce Phelps, Bombardier: Marvin Luckie, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Clarry Harper, Radio Operator: Bob Colgan, Ball turret gunner: Albt Aleksyn, Waist gunner: Tom L’Estrange (8 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Joe Bancroft (Prisoner of War); mid air coll with 42-97387; crashed Lehmke, near Gardelegen, Ger; Missing Air Crew Report 12215.

Last updated: 30. May 2017


B-17 43-38697 Details

Mid air collision with B-17 #42-97387 ‘Maude An’ Maria’


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