B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6678

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6678

Manufacturer:
Douglas

MACR: 12063

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History of
B-17 44-6678

Delivered Lincoln 11/10/44; Dow Fd 26/10/44; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 7/11/44; Missing in Action Regensburg 5/2/45 with Maurice Porter, Co-pilot: Don Fishback, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Smith, Ball turret gunner: Chris Fredrickson (4 Prisoner of War); Navigator: John Skoba (Killed in Action); Bombardier: John Olinik, Radio Operator: Ken Hoffman, Waist gunner: Arden Lannigan, Waist gunner: Glen Machnovec,Tail gunner: Franklin Wartman (5INT); no gas, crash landed Bludenz, near Alps Plazer, Switz; Missing Air Crew Report 12063.

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B-17 44-6678 Crew

PositionRankNameStatusNote
P1LTMaurice D. PorterPOW
CP2LTDonald M. FishbackPOW
BOMBS/SGTJohn P. OlinikINT
ENG/TTS/SGTCharles E. SmithPOW
ROS/SGTKenneth L. HoffmanINT
BTS/SGTChristian L. FredricksonPOW
WGS/SGTGlenn W. MachovecINT
WGS/SGTArden O. LanniganINT
TGS/SGTFranklin T. WartmanINT

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