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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138331
Last updated: 24 October 2017
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Type:Boeing B-17G-1-BO Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 42-31098
C/n / msn: 6212
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:RAF Deenethorpe, -   United Kingdom
Phase: Landing
Departure airport:RAF Deenethorpe
Destination airport:Turned back over channel
Crash-landed due to mechanical failure at Deenethorpe, UK Mar 26, 1944 and was scrapped.
(Had been severely damaged over enemy territory Dec 11, 1943 and repaired.)

Delivered Cheyenne 20/9/43; Gt Falls 2/10/32; Scott 25/10/43; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 30/10/43; Missing in Action Emden 11/12/43 with Dick Kaufman, Bombardier: Bob Fitzgerald (2 Returned to Duty), Co-pilot: Fred Robinson{washed up Oosterbierum, Hol. 9/3/44}, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Howard Shaw{washed up Terschelling Is. 22/6/44}, Ball turret gunner: Forrest Cope, Waist gunner: Tage Neilsen, Waist gunner: Henry Bargefrede{washed up 14/6/44},Tail gunner: Ed Masterman (6 Killed in Action), Navigator: John Barrett, Radio Operator: Don Carlson (2POW- picked up by life-boat Twente from Harlingen). Sustained battle damaged and three bailed thinking ship doomed but p & b brought ship back to RAF Lindholm, Yorks. Missing Air Crew Report 8711. T/off as spare for mission 26/3/44 with Carlton Wilson, Co-pilot: Curtis Kelley, Navigator: John Connery, Bombardier: Francis Fogarty, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bob Quinn, Radio Operator: Carl Anderson, Ball turret gunner: Bill Passano, Waist gunner: Jim McMahon, Waist gunner: George Smith,Tail gunner: Gerald Smith (10 Returned to Duty); turned back over Channel, then burst a tyre on landing. PENNY'S THUNDERHEAD


JF Baugher
American Air Museum in Britain.

Revision history:

01-Sep-2011 09:47 Uli Elch Added
08-Jun-2016 19:36 Red Dragon Updated [Total occupants, Total fatalities, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]

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