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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 138427
Last updated: 9 April 2021
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Date:20-JUN-1944
Time:09:15
Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24J Liberator
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 44-40103
C/n / msn: 4039
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Malmö-Bulltofta Airport -   Sweden
Phase: Landing
Nature:Military
Departure airport:North Pickenham Sta 143
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Landed in Sweden after raid on Pölitz oil industry.
That day, 17 USAAF Bombers arrived at Bulltofta within 65 minutes.
Damaged by flak over the target, Politz, & then attacked by fighters. The aircraft left formation at 09:15 & diverted to Malmo. 1 gunner was wounded & hospitalized. The crew was interned until Nov 1944, then returned to England. The aircraft was scrapped in Oct 1944 due to extensive damage


Sources:

Svensk Flyghistorisk Förening: Flyget pa Bulltofta (2004)
JF Baugher

Making for Sweden - Widfeldt & Wegmann (1998)
Losses of the 8th & 9th Air Forces, Vol 3, Stan D. Bishop & John A. Hey.


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Sep-2011 09:12 Uli Elch Added
21-Jan-2019 18:57 UALDC8 Updated [Operator, Narrative]
21-Jan-2019 19:31 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
21-Jan-2019 20:14 UALDC8 Updated [Time, Total occupants, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]

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