B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38876

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38876



History of
B-17 43-38876

Delivered Hunter 2/10/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 17/10/44; during return from Plauen in heavy overcast 26/3/45 with Arlin Porter, Co-pilot: Chas Daugherty, Navigator: Melvin Danner, Bombardier: Bill Young, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Elgin, Radio Operator: Norman Shirk, Ball turret gunner: Harry Yeaney, Waist gunner: Joe Dawson,Tail gunner: Hardin Lewis (9 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-38402; crashed Crettingham, near Framsden, UK; all killed; Salvaged 28/3/45.

Last updated: 29. May 2020


B-17 43-38876 Details

Mid air collision with B-17 #43-38402


B-17 43-38876 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Arlin L. Porter KIA
CP 2LT Charles Daugherty, Jr. KIA
BOMB 2LT William Young KIA
ENG/TT --- Charles Elgin KIA
RO --- Norman Shirk KIA
BT --- Harry Yeaney KIA
WG --- Joe Dawson KIA
TG --- Hardin Lewis KIA

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