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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 169612
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Date:11-AUG-1943
Time:12:04
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:USAAF
Registration: 42-30307
MSN:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Off coast Anzio -   Italy
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Oudna 2 (Tunisia)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
A 301st BG B-17F formation was on their way back to Oudna after a bomb mission over Terni (Italy) as they were attacked by enemy fighters. One of these planes was a Lockheed P-38, captured by the Italians two months earlier, that shot down B-17F named "Bonnie Sue". The B-17F crashed at sea at 41'10'N 1200' E; six airmen were seen bailing out in their chutes, but only three were rescued.

Sources:

http://www.301bg.com/


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
08-Sep-2014 13:45 jollyroger Added
19-Mar-2020 09:25 DG333 Updated [Operator, Operator]

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