B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38853

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38853


  • RCL: N8-L

MACR: 13867


History of
B-17 43-38853

Delivered Lincoln 29/9/44; Bismark 4/10/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-L] Nuthampstead 23/11/44; (47m) Missing in Action Oranienburg 10/4/45 with Jim McAfee, Co-pilot: Don Jones, Navigator: Burton Roth, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Arthur Roit, lwg-Felix Tichenor,Tail gunner: Max Paxton (6 Killed in Action); Bombardier: Frank Lewis, Radio Operator: Paul Krup, Ball turret gunner: Haskell Boyes, RCM-Bob Engard {wg} (4 Prisoner of War); flak, crashed Berlin; Missing Air Crew Report 13867.

Last updated: 13. July 2017


B-17 43-38853 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT James W. McAfee KIA
CP 2LT Donald J. Jones KIA
BOMB S/SGT Frank E. Lewis POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Arthur J. Roit KIA
RO T/SGT Paul Krup POW
BT SGT Haskell Boyes POW
WG SGT Felix H. Tichenor KIA
TG S/SGT Max W. Paxton KIA
RCM S/SGT Robert W. Engard POW

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