History of the
B-17 #44-8099

Delivered Dallas 7/6/44; Langley 27/6/44; Dow Fd 25/7/44; Assigned 423BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/8/44; Missing in Action Hannover 22/10/44 with Harry Alyea, Co-pilot: Capt Bill McKee, Navigator: Chas Handler, Bombardier: Chas Mueller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gil Terry, Radio Operator: Don Coleman, Ball turret gunner: Bob Capps, Waist gunner: Vince O’Brien, radar/nav-Lt Ray Layfield (9 Killed in Action);Tail gunner: Hastings Key (Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 43-37976(306BG), crashed North Sea; Missing Air Crew Report 9655.

Details 44-8099

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #43-37976 Lilly Marlene on 22 October 1944.

Crew 44-8099

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
P1LTHarry Jes Alyea, Jr.KIA
CPCPTWilliam C. McKee IIIKIA
BOMB1LTCharles E. MuellerKIA
ENG/TTT/SGTGilbert H. TerryKIA
ROS/SGTDonald W. ColemanKIA
BTS/SGTRobert P. M. CappsKIA
WGS/SGTVincent E. O'BrianKIA
TGS/SGTHastings S. KeyRTD
RCM2LTRaymond L. LayfieldKIA

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