B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6104 / Homing Pigeon

B-17 #44-6104 / Homing Pigeonzoom_in



  • RCL: IN-N

MACR: 10411

Missions: 35


History of
B-17 44-6104 / Homing Pigeon

Delivered Tulsa 4/5/44; Kearney 11/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 1/6/44. Missing in Action Merseburg 21/11/44 with Bob Keck, Larry Istel, Hollis Freeman, Sam Shepard, Leon Stoger, Ed Fialkowski, Bill Metcalf (7 Prisoner of War); Dick Engler, Elwood Norr; flak and enemy aircraft, crashed Zeitz, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 10411. HOMING PIDGEON.

Last updated: 27. July 2018


B-17 44-6104 / Homing Pigeon Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Robert J. Keck POW
CP F/O Lawrence A. Istel POW
BOMB 2LT Samuel Shepard POW
ENG/TT S/SGT Leonard V. Stoeger POW
RO S/SGT Richard E. Engler KIA
BT S/SGT Elwood W. Norr KIA
WG SGT Edward Fialkowski POW
TG S/SGT W.T. Metcalf POW

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