B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6601 / Lucky Lady

B-17 #44-6601 / Lucky Ladyzoom_in



MACR: 11796 / KSU/ME/KU: 3611


History of
B-17 44-6601 / Lucky Lady

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 728BS/452BG Deopham Green 13/10/44; Missing in Action Heilbronn 20/1/45; flak KOd #2, crashed Midwoud, 30 miles N of Amsterdam, Hol. Missing Air Crew Report 11796. LUCKY LADY.

Last updated: 3. July 2022


B-17 44-6601 / Lucky Lady Details

Following statement obtained by S-2 Section, 452nd Bomb Group (H), at interrogation after return of mission:

Simmons #527 reports – #601 flying off left wing of this A/C dropped dow at 1045 hours (approximately 20 minutes after bombs away). Crew thought 601 wanted to get out of contrails and to join lead Squadron. No apparent trouble and no engines feathered. No further information available.

Source: MACR 11796

Navigator 2Lt. Carl E. Chillberg


B-17 44-6601 / Lucky Lady Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 2LT Cecil K. Belton EVD
CP 2LT Andrew B. Shanks KIA
BOMB F/O Claude H. Bogart KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Thomas A. Rogan KIA
RO SGT Warren F. Neilsen KIA
BT SGT Sylvester Salamone KIA
WG SGT William L. Monroe KIA
TG SGT Melvin D. Williams KIA

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