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"COMPONENTS OF B-17G OF 31ST SQN, 91ST BOMB GROUP, 8TH AIR FORCE (tactical no. 44-6117)
On the 21st of June 1944 this aircraft was shot down by Germans during bombing raid over Berlin and crashed into Stolsko Lake near Szczecin (Stettin).

Remnants recovered in July - August 1989 by the members of 5th International Divers' Expedition under patronage of ZHP (Polish Scouts' Association).



  • Robert O'Bannon

    Military | Major | Pilot
    Shot down by fighters and at Rothenklempenow on 6/21/44 in B-17 #446117. Entire crew bailed out. Prisoner of War. Plane crashed into Lake Stolsko near Szczecin (Stettin).


  • 44-6117

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 6/5/44; Hunter 16/5/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-Q] Bassingbourn 27/5/44. ...


Date Contributor Update
17 January 2019 23:55:40 Pops OB Changes to caption and aircraft associations

Lake name correction.

Date Contributor Update
23 June 2016 21:33:02 Pops OB Created entry with collection and caption

Family Records and Kolobrzeg (Kolberg) Museum of Arms.