B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-6873

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-6873


MACR: 16474


History of
B-17 44-6873

Delivered Lincoln 9/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; Ass 772BS/463BG Celone 23/1/45; n/b/d Linz 1/8/45 w/Joe Johnson, cp-Caraway, n-Hale, b-Hendrix, ettg-Eaton, ro-Hartzheim, btg-Andrews, wg Offerbach, (?Garcia), wg-Hardy, tg-Garrientez (10MIA?); burning engine drops off, a/c ditched in Tyrrhenian Sea; MACR 16474. Report of Major Accident #46-8-1-509

Last updated: 2. November 2021


B-17 44-6873 Details

B-17 type aircraft #44-6873 was ditched at sea when engine became overheated, caught fire and dropped from aircraft.

Four of five crew members survived. Eight of Twenty passengers survived.


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