B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6671 / Homesick

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6671 / Homesick


MACR: 12821


History of
B-17 44-6671 / Homesick

Delivered Lincoln 9/10/44; Grenier 22/10/44; Assigned 20BS/2BG Amendola 6/11/44; Missing in Action Ruhland 15/3/45 with John Stravers, Co-pilot: Ed Shipka, Bombardier: John Tomsyck, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Ed Janoski, Radio Operator: John Leyden, Ball turret gunner: Jim Almond, Waist gunner: Ralph Nussbaum, Waist gunner: John Skalny,Tail gunner: Bill Stewart (9 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Paul Stephens (KIA – killed by groundfire on descent); fire on left wing, exploded and crashed behind Russian lines, ten chutes seen; Missing Air Crew Report 12821; HOMESICK.

Last updated: 24. August 2017


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