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"Unusual crash of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" (A/C No. 44-6148) of the 381st Bomb Group, England, 13 July 1944."

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6148 'Smashing Thru'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 14/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-M] Ridgewell 16/6/44; 11+m crashed on take off for Munich 13/7/44 with John Houston(severe burns), Co-pilot: Bill Scruggs (same, plus broken leg) (2 Returned to Duty);...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 13:15:16 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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