B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 43-39130

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 43-39130


MACR: 13555


History of
B-17 43-39130

Delivered Lincoln 10/12/44; Dow Fd 17/12/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 19/12/44; Missing in Action Plauen 21/3/45 with Bill Audette, Ray Akeny, Bob Neuenschwander, Ted Chapin, Roy McGhee tg, Virgil Dupler rcm (6 Killed in Action); Lew Harvard, George Gilbert, Chas Johnston, Bill Shipp (4 Prisoner of War); jet enemy aircraft, crashed Strehia, Ger?. Missing Air Crew Report 13555.

Last updated: 14. October 2020


B-17 43-39130 Details

After research by Mr. Matthias Schildbach, the B-17 43-39130 crashed south of Oberfrauendorf near Dippoldiswalde.


B-17 43-39130 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William I. Audette KIA
CP 2LT Raymond S. Akeny KIA
BOMB 2LT George Gilbert POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Charles R. Johnston, Jr. POW
RO T/SGT Robert A. Neuenschwander KIA
BT S/SGT William E. Shipp POW
WG S/SGT Ted R. Chapin KIA
TG S/SGT Roy E. McGhee KIA
--- PVT Virgil E. Dupler KIA Carpet Spotter

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