B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8121

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8121


MACR: 11561


History of
B-17 44-8121

Del Dallas 14/6/44; Langley 10/7/44; Grenier 7/8/44; Assigned 836BS/487BG Lavenham 10/8/44; battle damaged Darmstadt 24/12/44 with Lloyd S. Reed; force landed continent; Sal; Missing Air Crew Report 11561.

Last updated: 18. April 2021


B-17 44-8121 Details

The A/C was attacked by enemy fighters from 6 o’clock at about 1228. After the attack someone said that the right wing was on fire. Major Nash said he was going to call the formation that he was aborting. The fire developed quickly, and the pilot told the crew to bail out. Major Nash bailed out ahead of Lt. Dumler but has not been seen since.

Source: MACR 11561


B-17 44-8121 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Lloyd S. Reed POW
BOMB 2LT Fred Dumler POW
ENG/TT T/SGT Victor S. Lattier POW
RO T/SGT Robert L. Fortman POW
WG S/SGT Jack C. Stevenson POW
TG 2LT John R. Virgin POW
--- MAJ Lloyd W. Nash KIA Air Leader
NAV2 2LT Roger C. Hatfield POW
RCM 2LT Stanley J. Wechsler POW

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