B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38869 / Paula Sue

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38869 / Paula Sue


MACR: 13723


History of
B-17 43-38869 / Paula Sue

Delivered Hunter 30/9/44; Dow Fd 11/10/44; Assigned 563BS/388BG Knettishall 17/10/44; Missing in Action Parchim, Ger 7/4/45 with Bob Bares, Jim Westbrook, Bob Sonnenberg, George Shantz, Sam Hinstead, Vernon Hofmann, Andy Strable, Dave Becker, Jesse Rorie, Bob Pedersen {rcm} (10 Killed in Action); rammed by enemy aircraft & hit by debris from aircraft above; crashed Steinhuden Meeres, Ger. PAULA SUE.

Last updated: 16. May 2017


B-17 43-38869 / Paula Sue Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Robert Franklin Bare KIA
CP F/O James Duncan Westbrook KIA
ENG/TT SGT Samuel Poe Umstead KIA
RO SGT Vernon F. Hofmann KIA
BT SGT Andrew Robert Strable KIA
WG SGT David Stanley Becker KIA
TG SGT Jesse Bob Rorie Jr. KIA
TOG SGT George (NMI) Shantz Jr. KIA
RCM --- Robert C. Pederson KIA

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