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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Kearney 24/6/44; Presque Is 7/7/44; Assigned 352BS/301BG Lucera 8/7/44; Missing in Action Friedrichshafen 3/8/44 with Ed Simon, Cadena, Coil, Burton, Patterson, Pokiniewski, Haleblian, Lee, Gawel (9 Prisoner of War); Sultan (Killed in Action); flak, crashed Sterzing; Missing Air Crew Report 7316.



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron


  • Yue Lee

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group

  • William Sultan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 352BS, 301BG, 15AF USAAF. Ed Simon crew. Failed to Return (FTR) Friedrichshafen in B-17 44-6284 3-Aug-44; Flak took out two engines, all crew baled out, A/C crashed Sterzing, Italy Killed in Action (KIA) MACR 7316. Awards: AM (2OLC), PH.



Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944

Built at Douglas Aircraft.

Delivered Kearney AAF, NE 24 June 1944

Delivered Kearney AAF, Nebraska.

Assigned Lucera, Italy 8 July 1944

Assigned 352BS, 301BG, 15 AF USAAF.

Crashed Sterzing, Italy 3 August 1944

Failed to Reurn (FTR) Friedrichshafen 3-Aug-44 with Ed Simon crew; lost two engines to flak, crew baled out, A/C crashed Sterzing, IT 9 x POW, 1 x KIA MACR 7316


Date Contributor Update
03 August 2020 17:09:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events and unit associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:50 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log