ASN logo
ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51449
Last updated: 7 September 2021
This information is added by users of ASN. Neither ASN nor the Flight Safety Foundation are responsible for the completeness or correctness of this information. If you feel this information is incomplete or incorrect, you can submit corrected information.

Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17F-50-BO Fortress
Owner/operator:303th BGp /427th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-5392
MSN: 3931
Fatalities:Fatalities: 6 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:North Sea, presumed off Hoek van Holland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Molesworth /AAF Sta.107 Cambridgeshire
Destination airport:
'City of Albuquerque' was hit by Flak.
The aircraft was on a bombing mission to Gilze-Rijen airfield, the Netherlands.

Call Sign: GN-X
Pilot 2nd Lt. L.H. Quillen O-738242 USAAF USA Washed up and initially buried at Amsterdam and Margraten. Now Colorado USA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. J.R. Homan O-746348 USAAF Margraten WOM
Navigator 2nd Lt. B.W. Colby O-797269 USAAF Margraten M-13-17
Bombardier 2nd Lt. W.N. Irish O-741527 USAAF USA Colorado
Engineer T/Sgt. E.F. Richter 17031113 USAAF USA Kansas
Radio Operator T/Sgt. S.J. Di Cosmo 38210049 USAAF Margraten WOM
LW Gunner S/Sgt. J.H. Brown 18083590 USAAF Survived POW
RW Gunner Sgt. P.W. Abernathy 14165828 USAAF Survived POW
BT Gunner S/Sgt. E.O. Price 15332265 USAAF Survived POW
T Gunner S/Sgt. A.K. Sauer 35487544 USAAF Survived POW


JF Baugher

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Sep-2011 07:39 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2018 08:52 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Phase, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 07:21 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 17:54 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

Corrections or additions? ... Edit this accident description