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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 220739
Last updated: 14 August 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B24 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Consolidated B-24H-1-FO Liberator
Owner/operator:445th BGp /703nd BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-7565
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 10 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea -
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Tibenham, UK
Destination airport:
'Turd Bird' was possibly hit by Unteroffizier Willi Maximowitz of the Sturmstaffel 1, flying an Fw 190 A-6 from Dortmund-Brackel airfield, Germany.
The Liberator was on an operation to aircraft factories at Braunschweig. However, dense smoke and contrails from the B-17 operation prevents visual bombing. Hannover is struck as a Target of Opportunity.


Research by Nick Hector, FB group '👀The Fw 190 Sturmgruppen of World War II'

Revision history:

12-Jan-2019 18:22 TigerTimon Added
04-Mar-2019 16:35 TigerTimon Updated [Source, Narrative]
24-Feb-2020 19:49 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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