B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 44-8504

B-17 Bomber Flying Fortress – The Queen Of The Skies 44-8504


  • RCL: R

MACR: 13870

Missions: 60


History of
B-17 44-8504

Delivered Lincoln 4/10/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned: 561BS/388BG Knettishall 19/10/44; MIA Munich 9/4/45 Pilot: John Carroll, Joe Diaz, Casimir Formella (3KIA); Jack Martin, Julius Conison, Arthur Crist, Olgie Latwen, Ralph Henderson, Don Gallagher {tg}, Herb Leventon {rcm} (7POW) flak, crashed Munich, Germany. MACR 13870.

Last updated: 2. March 2022


B-17 44-8504 Details

Interrogation Report:

This A/C, flying over the target at just about the time of bombs away, was hit by flak in the left wing. The left wing tip and trailing edge were blown off. The A/C went into a deep dive and spin then pulled out and was apparently under control before disappearing into the clouds. Two (2) chutes were seen. More chutes were in the area but could not be identified as having come from this stip.

Source: MACR 13870


B-17 44-8504 Crew

Position Rank Name Status Note
P 1LT John Clement Carroll Jr. KIA
CP 2LT Jack Conrad Martin POW
BOMB 2LT Julius Conison POW
ENG/TT SGT Casimir A. Formichella KIA
RO T/SGT Arthur George Crist POW
BT SGT Olgie Anthony Latwen POW
WG SGT Ralph E. Henderson POW
TG S/SGT Donald L. Gallagher POW
RCM S/SGT Herbert Leventon POW

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