B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6678

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


MACR: 12063


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.

Last updated: 24. August 2017


B-17 44-6678 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Maurice D. Porter POW
CP 2LT Donald M. Fishback POW
BOMB S/SGT John P. Olinik INT
ENG/TT S/SGT Charles E. Smith POW
RO S/SGT Kenneth L. Hoffman INT
BT S/SGT Christian L. Fredrickson POW
WG S/SGT Glenn W. Machovec INT
WG S/SGT Arden O. Lannigan INT
TG S/SGT Franklin T. Wartman INT

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