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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51465
Last updated: 7 September 2021
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Date:19-AUG-1943
Time:18:58
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17F-70-BO Fortress
Owner/operator:305th BGp /364th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-29807
MSN: 4921
Fatalities:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Westerschelde, 7 km east of Vlissingen, Zeeland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Nature:Military
Departure airport:RAF Chelveston (UK)
Destination airport:
Narrative:
'Lady Liberty' was hit by the 1. & 3./Marine-Flak-Abteilung 810 (Flak-Batterie Vlissingen-Nord and Flak-Batterie Vlissingen-Ost, operating 105 mm Flak guns) at 21.000 ft (6400 metres). 8 KiA, 2 POW.
The aircraft was on a bombing mission to Luftwaffe airfields in the Netherlands.

Call Sign: WF-O
Crew:
Pilot 1st Lt. R.R. Miller O-664430 USAAF Survived POW
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. J.F. Meade O-735427 USAAF USA
Navigator 2nd Lt. D.J. Mc Gowan O-797120 USAAF USA
Bombardier 2nd Lt. J.M. Mc Ginley O-734491 USAAF Belgium B-42-49 Buried Ardennes American Cemetery
Engineer T/Sgt. B.G. Crabtree 14073813 USAAF USA
Radio Operator T/Sgt. F.F. Horn 06272727 USAAF USA
LW Gunner Sgt. W.J. Crough 10600066 USAAF Belgium D-12-52 Buried Ardennes American Cemetery
RW Gunner S/Sgt. E.G. Lott 14080518 USAAF Margraten WOM
BT Gunner S/Sgt. A.F. Miller jr. 33263309 USAAF Margraten WOM
T Gunner S/Sgt. E. Radosevitch 38166536 USAAF Survived POW

Sources:

https://www.verliesregister.studiegroepluchtoorlog.nl/rs.php?aircraft=&sglo=T2818&date=&location=&pn=&unit=&name=&cemetry=&airforce=&target=&area=&airfield=
http://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/Gliederungen/Marineflak/MFlakAbt.htm

JF Baugher


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Sep-2011 08:51 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2018 09:08 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Aircraft type, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Source, Narrative]
09-Aug-2018 09:12 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
18-Jul-2019 06:39 Nepa Updated [Operator, Operator]
31-Mar-2020 20:30 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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