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43-38746

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Dow Fd 30/9/44; Assigned 338BS/96BG [BX-G] Snetterton 13/10/44; during assembly for Kassel 29/1/45 with Alex Phillipovitch, Co-pilot: John Hubbard, Navigator: Statten Gooden, Bombardier: Martin Schmidt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Tibbots, Radio Operator: Dick Zander, Ball turret gunner: Bob Smith, Waist gunner: Jim Flora,Tail gunner: Bill Brauner-still in tailplane (9 Killed in Service); involved in mid air coll with 44-6137 (96BG); crashed four miles S of base at North Lopham, Sfk. UK; Salvaged.
(MACR 16081)

Service

Units

People

  • William Brauner

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in...

  • James Flora

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Statten Gooden

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • John Hubbard

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Alex Philipovitch

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA 29 January 1945, when two B17s collided over the village of North Lopham.

  • Martin Schmitt

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Robert Smith

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Charles Tibbats

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Richard Zander

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

Places

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed North Lopham, Norfolk 29 January 1945

Collision with B17 44-6137

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 16:58:19 general ira snapsorter Changes to description
Sources

Added reference to MACR 16081 from http://www.fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
21 June 2015 15:27:30 usxpat Changes to events and place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/2013/07/north-lopham.html

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2015 16:48:28 usxpat Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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