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Finkenrath

Crash site

Detailed history

The nose part of #42-3436 crashed near German Finkenrath - a small village near Merkstein and Aachen. The tail end crashed in Dutch Eygelshoven.

Connections

People

  • Donald Breeden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Donald Paul Breeden served as pilot with the 364th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group. His B-17 #423436 was shot down 14 October 1943 over the Netherlands and Breeden was declared Missing in Action (MIA). ...

  • Harvey Manley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #423436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

Aircraft

  • 42-3436 No nick name known

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 96BG 16/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; ...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 11:40:47 wimhm.slangen Changes to media associations
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Wim Slangen

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 11:39:56 wimhm.slangen Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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Wim Slangen

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