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Ground personnel of the 401st Bomb Group attend to a crashed B-17 (SC-S, serial number 42-97938) nicknamed "Twan-n-g-g" piloted by Lieutenant Donald M. Schliemann. Printed caption on reverse: '65727 AC- When Lt Donald M Schliemann was landing the Boeing B-17 "Twan-n-g-g" after the mission over Munster, Germany, the landing gear buckled and the plane careened off the runway coming to a stop on the perimeter. Here 401st Bomb Group inspect the damage to the plane 28 October 1944. (Aircraft no. 42-97938). US Air Force Photo.'



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...



  • 42-97938

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 10/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-S] Deenethorpe 6/6/44; crash landed near base 30/11/44 and sal 2 SAD. TWAN-N-G-G-G.


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:17:45 AAM AAM ingest

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