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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 97841
Last updated: 4 April 2020
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Date:23-JAN-1944
Time:09:20
Type:Silhouette image of generic B17 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Owner/operator:United States Army Air Forces (USAAF)
Registration: 42-31507
C/n / msn: 6621
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants:
Other fatalities:0
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Johnstown, Co Kilkenny (Crew landed Enniskillen, NI) -   Ireland
Phase: Unknown
Nature:Military
Departure airport:
Destination airport:
Narrative:
Crashed; crew bailed out.
Crew landed Enniskellin but plane crashed Johnstown Co Kilkenny Rep. of Ireland.
Yes indeed the Crew bailed out,under the Captain 2nd Lt, C G Smith Jr. Flight path took it directly over Moloney's farm, Boher Hill, Moyne, Co.Tipperary. My father ( Tom Moloney) was returning from early mass in Templetouhy when the plane flew directly over his house, not far above the chimneys / roof.(Source:Eye witness, Tom Moloney, Boher Hill, Moyne, Co.Tipperary) ...near neighbours ( Davys ) also witnessed this plane:
I was standing in fathers yard (DAVY's ) near Templetuohy, with cousins, when we saw this HUGH plane pass just South of us, and I remarked thet it is bending ( going down ), as it dit less than 6 miles over near Johnstown..the only other planes that I saw in the War, were a group of 5 or 7, Small -looking planed going west, and they were very HIGH up, What were they,,British, US, or German, fighters..Memories..

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[LINK NOT WORKING ANYMORE:http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/db.asp.]I should add a little to this account..Fathers should read Paddy Davy ( Long Paddy )our Grandfather, Born Killanigan Bes 23 1880, Died January 6 th 1979 , lived at Cranagh, that was where My Two of my first Cousins Kathleen agus Paddy Davy, and I were standing by the Black Currant plot, when we saw the Plane. To us it was an Amazing sight to behold..Our Uncle Tim DAVY ( 1922-1979 ) Cranagh agus Bolton, was with the LSF , and rushed over to the Crash sight, , Bicycle speed. . .


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Revision history:

Date/timeContributorUpdates
21-Jan-2012 09:12 cucayh Updated [Time, Location]
04-Jul-2012 12:06 killanigan Updated [Total fatalities, Other fatalities, Phase, Departure airport, Destination airport, Damage, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 04:55 Uli Elch Updated [Cn, Operator, Location, Narrative]
08-Oct-2012 04:55 Uli Elch Updated [Phase]
13-Dec-2015 20:32 Molotom Updated [Time, Narrative]
23-Jan-2016 18:46 Molotom Updated [Narrative]
29-Jul-2016 19:37 seamus fogarty Updated [Source]
29-Aug-2017 19:26 Anon. Updated [Narrative]
21-May-2018 14:23 Cucayh Updated [Narrative]

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