B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6149 / Hot After It

B-17 #44-6149 / Hot After Itzoom_in



  • RCL: SO-U

MACR: 9478 / KSU/ME/KU: 3172

Missions: 40


History of
B-17 44-6149 / Hot After It

Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 26/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned: 547BS/384BG [SO-U] Grafton Underwood 12/6/44; MIA Koblenz 11/10/44 Pilot: Max Levine, Jerome Williams, George Trlica, Bill Allen (4KIA); Dale Yeoman, Bob Gilroy, John Larson, Lloyd Stevenson, Doug McGregor (5POW); flak, crashed Mayen, Germany. MACR 9478. HOT AFTER IT.

Last updated: 1. August 2020


B-17 44-6149 / Hot After It Details

No enemy aircraft opposition. Intense and very accurate flak engaged the formation in which aircraft 149 flew. The aircraft was hit by a direct burst of flak in target area.

A direct flak hit burst into the cabin and bomb bay doors. The entire aircraft was enveloped in flames with the tail observed falling off.

After the fire had started the aircraft dropped about 1000 feet and disintergrated in mid air.

Source: MACR 9478


B-17 44-6149 / Hot After It Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P F/O Max Levine KIA
CP F/O Jerome L. Williams KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT George H. Trlica KIA
RO S/SGT John C. Larson POW
BT SGT William W. Allen KIA
WG S/SGT Lloyd H. Stevenson POW
TG S/SGT Douglas R. MacGregor POW
TOG S/SGT Robert P. Gilroy POW

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