B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8444 / Treble Four

B-17 #44-8444 / Treble Fourzoom_in



  • RCL: 2G-N

MACR: 11552


History of
B-17 44-8444 / Treble Four

Delivered Dallas 14-Sep-44; Hunter 29-Sep-44; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 16-Oct-44; Assigned 836BS/487BG [2G-N] Lavenham 20-Nov-44; battle damaged Darmstadt 24-Dec-44 with Bob Harriman, Brig Gen Fred Castle, Larry Swain, Lt Claude Rowe tg (4 Killed in Action); Capt Edmund Auer, Henry Macarty ex nav, Paul Biri, Quentin Jeffers, Lt Bruno Procopio mickey-op, Lowell Hudson (6 Returned to Duty); enemy aircraft hit #4, crash landed Hods, Bel. (among Killed in Actionwas Brig Gen Fred Castle, 94BG CO who took aircraft down safely away from US troops below, and awarded posthumous Medal of Honor); Salvaged 28-Jan-45; Missing Air Crew Report 11552. TREBLE FOUR.

Last updated: 13. December 2017


B-17 44-8444 / Treble Four Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT Robert W. Harriman KIA
CP BG Frederick W. Castle KIA Air Leader
BOMB 1LT Paul L. Biri RTD
ENG/TT T/SGT Quentin W. Jeffers RTD
RO T/SGT Lawrence H. Swain KIA
WG S/SGT Lowell B. Hudson RTD
TG 1LT Claude L. Rowe KIA
NAV2 1LT Henry P. MacArty RTD
RCM 1LT Bruno S. Procopio RTD Wounded in aircraft; Bailed out; Died at military hospital Liege

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