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media-28878.jpeg UPL 28878 42-102380

from B-17 book: Boeing B-17 Production 26 February 1944 - 25 April 1944 B-17G-50 to G-60 42-102379 - 42-102978

Object Number - UPL 28878 - 42-102380

Assigned: 12 April 1944 - 8th AF / 3rd AD / 4th CBW / 94th BG / 331st BS - (RAF Bury St Edmunds)



Crash landing: Saturday, 7 October 1944 (Combat damage / fighters)



Florennes / Juziane A/D (A-78) - Belgium



Pilot: 1Lt Roy E Kennedy



3 POW, 6 RTD (MACR 9557)



Co-pilot, navigator and tail gunner bailed out early; pilot was able to land aircraft in allied territory.



POW's Reported by Fliegerhorst-Kommandantur A (o) 30/III Koelleda



Ground accident (class 4): Saturday, 14 April 1945 @ 1530 hrs (Mechanical failure)



RAF Bury St Edmunds (hardstand 34) - England



Ass't Crew Chief: Sgt Lionel P Renaud



8th AF mission: 948 / 94th BG mission: 310 (Bordeaux, France - Tactical)



Aircraft was being preflighted for next day's mission.



Struck parked B-17G-65-VE 44-8416.



While engines were being run-up, aircraft brakes failed; aircraft jumped over chocks, running over GMC Oil Service truck and striking the left outer wing panel of 44-8415.



#1 & 2 engines, propellers, plexiglass nose, underside of fuselage from nose turret to station 3 damaged.



AAF accident report: 45-4-14-704



Condemned / stricken: 15 April 1945 / 22 May 1945

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Division
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A bomber crew of the 94th Bomb Group stand with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30200) nicknamed "Slo Time Sally" and a bomb inscribed 'Special delivery to Hitler'. Inscription on bomb reads: 'Special delivery to Hitler, From Peggy of St. Louis.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

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  • Date: 7 October 1944

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Crew bailed out / combat damage

Koelleda 7 October 1944 MACR 9557

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from book: Boeing B-17 Production 26 February 1944 - 25 April 1944 B-17G-50 to G-60 42-102379 - 42-102978

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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9557 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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