B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6126

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6126


  • RCL: DF-P, OR-P

MACR: 8185


History of
B-17 44-6126

Delivered Tulsa 8-May-44; Hunter 18-May-44; Grenier 10-Jun-44; Assigned 324BS/91BG [DF-P] Bassingbourn 10-Jul-44; 323BS [OR-P]. Shot down by enemy aircraft while on a mission to bomb the aircraft factories at Halle, Germany. Attack caused a fire in the bomb bay and the aircraft exploded. 4 members of the crew were able to bale out and the other 5 were blown clear. AIrcraft crashed at Teistungen, Germany. 5KIA 4POW MACR 8185.

Last updated: 17. September 2017


B-17 44-6126 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John L. Leslie KIA
CP 2LT John E. Savage KIA
BOMB F/O Karl W. Donley POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Joseph H. Godfrey POW
RO T/SGT James I. Middleton POW
BT S/SGT Ivan F. Doyle POW
WG S/SGT Douglas Buntin KIA
TG S/SGT Louis Kos KIA

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