B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8046

B-17 #44-8046zoom_in



  • RCL: N

MACR: 9767


History of
B-17 44-8046

Delivered Tulsa 22/5/44; Dallas 10/6/44; Langley 6/7/44; Dow Fd 2/8/44; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 22/8/44; transferred 750BS/457BG [N] Glatton 24/8/44; Missing in Action Politz 7/10/44 with Capt Alf Fischer, Bombardier: Capt Henry Loades, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Koehler, Radio Operator: Ancil Sheperd, pass-Maj Gordon Haggard,Tail gunner: Lt Ed McNeal (6 Killed in Action); Col Jim Luper, Maj Norman Kriehn, Lt Bill Morrow Ex nav, John Derling, radar/nav-Lt Fred Asbell (5 Prisoner of War); flak KO’d two engines, dropped out and disintegrated on way down to crash in Stettin Bay, Politz; Missing Air Crew Report 9767.

Last updated: 11. May 2019


B-17 44-8046 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P CPT Alfred W. Fischer KIA
CP COL James R. Luper POW Air Commander
BOMB CPT Henry P. Loades KIA
ENG/TT SGT John W. Koehler KIA
RO SGT Ancil V. Shepherd KIA
WG SGT John H. Derling POW
TG 2LT Edward A. McNeal Jr. UNK
NAV2 2LT William J. Morrow POW
RCM 2LT Fredrick A. Asbell POW
PASS MAJ Gordon H. Haggard KIA

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