Although there are some discrepancies in the historical accounts, it is believed Prokop and Goldstein — along with a third airman who became separated from them and spent the last months of the war in Europe in German captivity — managed to parachute from the doomed B-17 before it crashed. The rest of the plane’s crew perished.
Ah, the old "some discrepancies" disclaimer. And I'm sure there are plenty!
https://militaryveteransofdisqus.org/ge ... -17-crash/