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At the base of the war memorial in North Lopham, Norfolk, is a memorial to two USAAF crews. Their planes collided over the village on 29 January 1945. The stone is in very poor condition, and the names can hardly be read; ironic, when the last statement on the stone is, "Their Names Will Live Forevermore."

Connections

Units

People

  • William Brauner

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    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...

  • Noble Ellington

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned Dec 1944. 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.

  • Maynard Faux

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator
    Assigned Dec 1944. 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.

  • James Flora

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    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 Good

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner
    Assigned Dec 1944. 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 two.

  • Statten Gooden

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator
    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.

  • Clarence Hagler

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned Dec 1944. 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
    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.

  • George Peretti

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Assigned Dec 1944. 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

  • Alex Philipovitch

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

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Aircraft

  • 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...

  • 44-6137 The Abortion Queen

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 12/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 452BG Deopham Green 2/6/44; transferred 337BS/96BG [AW-J] Snetterton 3/6/44; damaged in slight mid-air collision with a P-47 over Halstead, Essex on a training mission, but returned to...

Locations

  • 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...

  • North Lopham, Norfolk

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 21:42:39 usxpat Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
Photo taken 12 July 2013, Gary Atkins

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