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North Lopham, Norfolk

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Two B17s collided over this village on 29 January 1945. There is a memorial stone at the base of the village war memorial in honour of the two crews, although the names are now barely legible.

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  • William Brauner

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in...

  • Noble Ellington

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Maynard Faux

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • James Flora

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Robert Good

    Military | Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in two.

  • Statten Gooden

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Clarence Hagler

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Alex Philipovitch

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    KIA 29 January 1945, when two B17s collided over the village of North Lopham.

  • Martin Schmitt

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 96th Bomb Group
    KLD On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

  • Gordon Shaul

    Military | Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned Dec 1944. KLD. On Jan 29, 1945 Bielefeld mission: Philiprovitch's plane flew across the path of Lt. George Peretti's plane. The port wing struck in the middle of the fuselage. Philipovitch's plane exploded and the other plane split in half.

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Date Contributor Update
02 April 2015 21:50:23 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
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http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/

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