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"The tail turret of a "Flying Fortress" which crashed in a ploughed field somewhere in England. The only man to escape was the tail gunner."

A/C in question is 42-30767 of 367BS, 306BG which crashed shortly after take off in poor weather, killing all but the tail gunner and Co-pilot.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30767

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/43; Gore 28/7/43; Cheyenne 4/8/43; Scott 9/8/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-Y] Thurleigh 21/9/43; crashed on take off for Kiel 5/1/44 with Capt Ian Elliott, Navigator: Harry Renfro, Bombardier: Bill Peterson, Flight engineer/top...


Date Contributor Update
02 January 2019 09:47:43 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations