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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 48944
Last updated: 23 March 2020
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 43-37900
C/n / msn: 8878
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:B.86 Helmond airfield, Noord-Brabant -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:Polebrook UK
Destination airport:Polebrook UK
Emergency-landing 30 March 1945 with Flak damage/three engines out from Bremen mission. Struck by lightning while 33 Mobile Repair & Replace Sqn repairing. Scrapped 20 May 1945.


Book: Oorlogsvliegvelden van Gemert Bakel Helmond ISBN 978-90-73621-00-8

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
01-Sep-2011 04:04 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Location]
06-Mar-2012 01:01 HFG Updated [Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
23-Mar-2020 10:49 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Location, Phase, Source, Narrative]

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