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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 52332
Last updated: 16 May 2021
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Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:94th BGp /333th BSqn USAAF
Registration: 42-5880
MSN: 6176
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 10
Aircraft damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)
Location:2,5 km east of Opheusden, Gelderland -   Netherlands
Phase: Combat
Departure airport:RAF Bury St Edmunds (UK)
Destination airport:
Shot down by Unteroffizier Johannes Rathenow of the 1./JG 1 (flying an Fw 190 A-4 from Schiphol airfield) between Hemmen and Dodewaard, Netherlands on the way back from a raid on Hüls, Germany. Also hit by Flak.

Target: German rubber industry (Chemische Werke Hüls AG) at Marl (district Hüls-Nord), Germany
Call Sign: TS-
Pilot 2nd Lt. J.G. Sabella O-791340 USAAF Survived POW
Co-Pilot F/O. D.D. Long T-000196 USAAF Survived POW
Navigator 2nd Lt. J.H. Gaudette O-796517 USAAF Survived POW
Bombardier 2nd Lt. W.R. Tinker O-733000 USAAF Survived POW
Engineer T/Sgt. G. Eliason 16045125 USAAF Survived POW
Radio Operator T/Sgt. A.P. Galasso 12066072 USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner S/Sgt. R.C. Hardin 39845836 USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner Sgt. D.C. Benner 16076638 USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner S/Sgt. L.E. Blocker 37211293 USAAF Survived POW
Air gunner S/Sgt. C.E. Stimpson 33246350 USAAF Survived POW


JF Baugher

Revision history:

17-Dec-2008 11:45 ASN archive Added
02-Sep-2011 07:23 Uli Elch Updated [Aircraft type, Cn, Phase, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2018 08:09 TigerTimon Updated [Time, Operator, Total fatalities, Total occupants, Location, Departure airport, Destination airport, Source, Narrative]
16-Jun-2018 08:37 TigerTimon Updated [Narrative]
19-Dec-2019 21:26 Nepa Updated [Operator, Destination airport, Operator]
31-Mar-2020 17:48 Reno Raines Updated [Operator, Departure airport, Operator]

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