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B-17 # 41-24470 going down on the 3 January 1943 mission to Saint-Nazaire. From page 51 of the wartime British Edition of “Target Germany” – 1944. The illustration accompanied the text about the mission and the 41-24470 crew’s fate.



  • 41-24470 Sons of Fury

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24470, assigned 369BS/306BG [WW- ] Westover 22-Aug-42; damaged in taxi accident Westover Fd 26-Aug-42; Thurleigh 2-Oct-42; Missing in Action St Nazaire 3-Jan-43. Severely hit by enemy aircraft, ditched into the English Channel off Brest...


  • VIII Bomber Command 28

    3 January 1943
    The U-Boat pens at St. Nazaire, France are once again the target for this mission. This is proving to be a particularly difficult target to destroy due to its massive, reinforced concrete design. It consists of 14 individual pens connected together in...


Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 15:08:24 ED-BB Changes to caption

Corrected typo in caption

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2020 15:07:34 ED-BB Created entry with caption, aircraft associations and mission associations

British Edition of “Target Germany” – 1944