B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-38926 / Weary Willie

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-38926 / Weary Willie


MACR: 11675


History of
B-17 43-38926 / Weary Willie

Delivered Lincoln 12/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 2/12/44; Missing in Action Darmstadt 24/12/44 with William J. Waldron, Oscar F. Eshleman, Joseph S. Shuster, Russel C. Neu, Benedict A. Andrew, George J. Ferenchak, Reuben F. Baganz, Eugene S. Isley, James P. Naughton; 3 KIA/7 POW; mid air coll with FW 190 en route target; crashed Florzé, Belgium; Missing Air Crew Report 11675.

Last updated: 7. January 2022


B-17 43-38926 / Weary Willie Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT William J. Waldron POW
CP 2LT Oscar F. Eshleman KIA
BOMB 2LT Russel C. Neu POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Benedict A. Andrew KIA
RO S/SGT George J. Ferenchak KIA
BT S/SGT Reuben F. Baganz KIA
WG S/SGT Eugene S. Isley POW
TG S/SGT James P. Naughton KIA

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