384th Bombardment Group (Heavy) in World War II

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Home / 384th During WWII / Aircraft / B-17F Aircraft / B-17F 42-30046 BK*K, "MERRIE HELL" 12

"Merrie Hell" was an original aircraft for the 546th BS, and was lost on the August 12, 1943 mission to Gelsenkirchen, Germany, pilot by 547th pilot Ernest Sierens. "Merrie Hell" received a direct flack burst at 30,000' which blew off the nose back to the top turret.