B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II

Manufacturer:
Lockheed/Vega

MACR: 11257 / KSU/ME/KU: 1208A

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History of
B-17 44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II

Delivered Dallas 7/7/44; Langley 9/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 12/9/44; transferred 729BS. Ground looped at Gt Ashfield with Wilfred Foeste 7/12/44. Missing in Action Bad Kreuznach 2/1/45 with Bill McDougall, Co-pilot: Dick Vine, Navigator: Joe Bachner, Bombardier: Howard Koratsky, Radio Operator: Don Achenbach, m/op- Lt Lew Kamas, Waist gunner: Clyde Richardson,Tail gunner: Capt Ralph Martin (8 Prisoner of War); Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Albin Martinek (Killed in Action); direct flak hit between #3 and #4, crashed 20 miles from Tier, Germany. Missing Air Crew Report 11257. ROSALLE ANN II.

Published: 24. March 2018 / Last updated: 2. January 2021

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B-17 44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II Details

Shortly after bombs away (1114 Hrs) A/C 201 received a direct flak hit between #3 and #4 engines, setting the #3 engine on fire eventually. The A/C went into a spiral and as it neared the ground it leveled off and crashed into woods at approximately 4940N – 0650E, setting the woods on fire. 5 – 9 chutes were reported as seen to open at 10000 – 12000 feet.

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B-17 44-8201 / Rosalie Ann II Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT William R. MacDougall POW
CP 1LT Richard G. Vine POW
BOMB 1LT Howard W. Kordatsky POW 730th
ENG/TT T/SGT Albin C. Martinek, Jr. KIA
RO T/SGT Donald A. Achenbach POW
WG S/SGT Clyde E. Richardson POW
RCM 2LT Lewis M. Kamas POW
--- CPT Ralph M. Martin POW CA (731st)

Allayne Donnelly-Everett
28. November 2020 access_time 1:05

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