B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8099

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8099

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 9655

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History of
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.

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B-17 44-8099 Details

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

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B-17 44-8099 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Harry Jes Alyea, Jr. KIA
CP CPT William C. McKee III KIA
BOMB 1LT Charles E. Mueller KIA
ENG/TT T/SGT Gilbert H. Terry KIA
RO S/SGT Donald W. Coleman KIA
BT S/SGT Robert P. M. Capps KIA
WG S/SGT Vincent E. O'Brian KIA
TG S/SGT Hastings S. Key RTD
RCM 2LT Raymond L. Layfield KIA

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