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44-6584

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-D] Podington 9/2/45; battle damaged Chemnitz 3/3/45 with Erwin Schmidt, Bill Dalton, Cletus Brown, Marcus McCrery, Bob Deigan, Chas Ollman, Ray Wold, Dick Fischer (8 Killed in Action); Ed Bartley (Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 43-38675, crash landed Florennes, near Charlroi, Bel; Salvaged.

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Aircraft

  • 43-38675 Winnie B

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/9/44; Hunter 19/9/44; Grenier 24/9/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-N] Podington 1/10/44; mid air col with 44-6584 3/3/45 with Art Huether (bailed OK), crash landed Havre, near Mons, Bel. 1 killed, 3 injured; Salvaged 9/3/45. WINNIE B. ...

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Edward Bartley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    In March 3, 1945 tragedy, Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into...

  • Cletus Brown

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

  • William Dalton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Killed in mid-air collision with another US aircraft. #44-6584 Killed in Action (KIA). Plane 44-6584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane....

  • Robert Deigan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

  • Richard Fischer

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

  • Marcus McCrery

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

  • Charles Ollman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

  • Erwin Schmidt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

  • Ray Wold

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    Plane 46584 involved in accident on return. In Brussels area, plane flown by 2nd Lieutenant Hueter of 327th encountered prop wash and dropped into Schmidt's plane. Both planes spiralled down with Schmidt's plane breaking into 3 pieces. 1 parachute...

Places

  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

  • Forchies-la-marche

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 3 March 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 October 2018 17:44:08 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer and unit associations
Sources

Key Image ID.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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