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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 97398
Last updated: 5 January 2020
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Date:09-NOV-1942
Time:
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Force (USAAF)
Registration: 42-5088
C/n / msn:
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 9
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:Near Koge Bay, Greenland -   Greenland
Phase: En route
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Bluie West One, Greenland
Destination airport:Bluie West One, Greenland
Narrative:
The B-17 PN9E was one of many aircraft taking part in a search for a downed C-53 Skytrooper when it flew into whiteout conditions and crashed on a Greenland glacier. Due to the remote location and extreme weather conditions the survivors were stranded for five months. They only survived due to heroic efforts by the crew and air drops of supplies making it one of the longest military survival stories in history.

Sources:

hwww.uscgnews.com/.../Coast-Guard-announces-WWII-Coast-Guard-Gru...‎ttp://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp
http://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/GreenlandPatrolIceCapRescueTaub2011.pdf
Book "Frozen In Time" by Mitchell Zuckoff
Dallas Texas Monday Sep 6 1943 (front page)


Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
09-Mar-2014 07:56 pic541 Updated [Total occupants, Location, Country, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
05-Jun-2014 18:27 gerard57 Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Source]
23-Jan-2017 06:28 pic541 Updated [Source, Narrative]

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