B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6123 / Girl of My Dreams

B-17 #44-6123 / Girl of My Dreamszoom_in

Jerry Maniscalco


  • RCL: M

MACR: 8433 / KSU/ME/KU: 2759

Missions: 35


History of
B-17 44-6123 / Girl of My Dreams

Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 13/5/44; Dow Fd 22/5/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 28/5/44; MIA Delitzsch, Germany. 16/8/44 Pilot: Sarten; mid air coll w/42-97328; crashed Wurzen, Ger; 2KIA 8MIA; MACR 8433.

Last updated: 12. June 2020


B-17 44-6123 / Girl of My Dreams Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-97328 / Heaven’s Above on 16 August 1944.

Interrogation Report from MACR 8433

On the left turn at the I.P. A/C No. 760 turned to sharply for A/C No. 328 to follow in formation. A/C No. 328 attempted to slide in to the right behind A/C No. 760, but was caught in the prop wash during this manuever and collided with A/C No. 123 who was flying a tight formation at the time. A/C No. 328 first struck A/C No. 123 with his wing on the No. 4 engine and then cut off the vertical stabiliser. A/C No. 123 then spiraled to the ground and crashed. Reports vary as to whether tha A/C caught fire or not.


B-17 44-6123 / Girl of My Dreams Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Jack Edward Sarten KIA
CP 1LT John Henry Pointer KIA
BOMB 2LT James Andrew Delaney Jr. KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Ranold Craig Musolf KIA
RO T/SGT Larry Linn O'Sullivan KIA
BT S/SGT John Craig O'Grady KIA
WG S/SGT Thomas Albert Bussy KIA
WG S/SGT Charles Ray Bissell KIA
TG S/SGT Winston Terrell Mills KIA

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