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Lude Farm, Penn, Buckinghamshire

Crash site

Detailed history

B-17 42-107191 crashed at this site on 12 August 1944. All crew were killed.

A full history can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/30/a5747330.shtml

Connections

People

  • James Beaty

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England. Exploded in route to target.

  • Alfred Bueffel

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England. on B-17, 42-107191, exploded in route to target.

  • Albert Dion

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England. Exploded in route to target

  • Kenneth Elwood

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 398th Bomb Group
    May 4 1944 Elwood was flying ship 107191 in the number two position in the lead element of the low squadron and Lt Ford was flying the number 3 position. Elwood said, "before the accident occurred one of my crew told me to watch Ford's shi

  • Saul Kempner

    Military | Lieutenant | Navigator | 398th Bomb Group
    Wounded in action 8 July 1944 on Humieres mission. Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England. Exploded in route. Purple Heart (July 1944)

  • Cecil Kennedy

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17G near Penn, England.

  • Albert Knight

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 (42-107191) near Penn, England, exploded en- route to target.

  • Leo Walsh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England.

  • Orville Wilson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) 12 August 1944 in B-17 near Penn, England.

Aircraft

  • 42-107191 “Peggy”

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/3/44; Kearney 29/9/44; Grenier 6/4/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-K] AAF-131 Nuthampstead 9/4/44; while on practice mission 4/5/44 with Lt K. Elwood collided in mid-air with 42-102467, but ret to base, vertical fin was damaged. ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2019 16:41:37 general ira snapsorter Created entry with name, known as, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

https://www.bbc.co.uk/history/ww2peopleswar/stories/30/a5747330.shtml

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