Accident Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress 42-5180,
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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 51715
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Date:Friday 25 June 1943
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different    
Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:423rd BSqn /306th BGp USAAF
Registration: 42-5180
MSN: 3719
Fatalities:Fatalities: 1 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Destroyed
Location:near Bourtange, Groningen prv -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Thurleigh / AAF Stn.111
Destination airport:
'DFC' was shot down by Unteroffizier Hans-Georg Guthenke of the 3./JG 11 (flying an Fw 190 A-4 from Husum airfield, Germany) at Bourtange, Netherlands. The crew bailed out.
1 KiA, 9 POW.

Call Sign: RD-B
Pilot 1st Lt. T.E. Logan USAAF Survived POW
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. M.W. Davis USAAF Survived POW
Navigator 2nd Lt. E.F. Dornbrook USAAF Survived POW
Bombardier 2nd Lt. D.W. Cox USAAF Survived POW
Engineer T/Sgt. S.M. Wentworth USAAF Survived POW
Radio Operator T/Sgt. A. Schwatz 35276626 USAAF Belgium C-6-24 Buried Ardennes American Cem
Air gunner S/Sgt. H.V. Wilson USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner S/Sgt. A. Romero USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner S/Sgt. J.C. Webb USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner S/Sgt. F.N. Porcelli USAAF Survived POW


JF Baugher

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Sep-2011 07:42 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Phase, Source, Narrative]
21-Jun-2018 11:59 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
04-Nov-2019 07:30 Anon. Updated [Operator, Operator]
19-Dec-2019 21:30 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
24-Feb-2020 17:12 Xindel XL Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]
14-Jun-2022 10:39 Ron Averes Updated [Location]

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