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People gather around B-17 (TU-B/42-31612). The aircraft was shot down by flak on Feb 22 1944 on its way back from Aschersleben (Junkers Airplane Works) near "Gut Muthagen"/Geilenkirchen.

CREW: Lt. William H. Ritzema (POW), Lt. Paul D. Straw (POW), Lt. Robert V. Shuss (POW), Lt. Lorin A. Wolfe (POW), S/Sgt/ Richard H. Stewart (POW), Sgt. Frank De Marco (KIA), Sgt. John H. Zundel (POW), Sgt. Octavio A. Duran (POW), Sgt. William H. Leach (POW), Sgt. Donald C. Pearson).

With permission of the Stadtarchive of Übach-Palenberg/Jürgen Klosa

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Aircraft

  • 42-31612

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered MidContinental Airways Modification Center, Denver 28/11/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Syracuse 2/1/44; Presque Is 4/1/44; ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 August 2016 12:20:52 Lucy May Created entry with caption and aircraft associations
Sources

From Mr Jürgen Klosa from Bosscheln/Ubach Palenberg/Germany via Wim Slangen (https://www.americanairmuseum.com/users/wimhmslangen)

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