42-29833

Object Number - UPL 19508 - 'This Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress*" was damaged beyond repair when 500 pound general purpose bombs exploded while being loaded into a plane**. 28...

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Morrison 13/4/43; Presque Is 6/5/43; Assigned 92BG Alconbury 8/5/43; 412BS, 95BG Alconbury; 27-5-43 Damaged Beyond Repair DBR by debris from exploding 42-29685 bomb load, listed as salvaged n/battle damaged by 91BG 14/6/43.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 95th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 34686450
  • Highest Rank: Private
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
  • Service Numbers: 6995260
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11068215
  • Highest Rank: Corporal
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16084390
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Mechanic
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 13028455
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator; Mechanic

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Aircraft

Ground crew of the 95th Bomb Group attend to an explosion caused whilst loading bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress at Alconbury. Aircraft pictured are: B-17F (serial number 42-29808) and B-17F (serial number 42-29706) nicknamed "Passion Flower" (after the Disney character from 'Bambi')- both were written off as a result of the explosion. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-25287 AG Planes 3 and 4 (later) in foreground were damaged beyond repair. The scene of the explosion, which ocurred as bombs were loaded in
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 412th Bomb Squadron
Ground crew of the 95th Bomb Group attend to an explosion caused whilst loading bombs into a B-17 Flying Fortress at Alconbury. Aircraft pictured are: B-17F (serial number 42-29808) and B-17F (serial number 42-29706) nicknamed "Passion Flower" (after the Disney character from 'Bambi')- both were written off as a result of the explosion. Printed caption on reverse: 'A-25287 AG Planes 3 and 4 (later) in foreground were damaged beyond repair. The scene of the explosion, which ocurred as bombs were loaded in
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Passion Flower
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 95th Bomb Group 412th Bomb Squadron

Events

Event Location Date Description

Other

Damaged Beyond Repair DBR

RAF Alconbury 1943-05-27 27-5-43 Damaged Beyond Repair by debris from exploding 42-29685 bomb load.

Other

Salvaged

RAF Alconbury 1943-06-14 Salvaged non/battle damaged 14/6/43.

Revisions

Date17 May 2022 12:29:21
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date8 Nov 2021 18:24:04
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://warbirds.fandom.com/wiki/Boeing_B-17_serial_numbers

Date8 Jan 2016 16:14:39
ContributorPaul Bellamy
Sources

Loss location corrected from Framlingham to Alconbury.
(Source: 1AD HQ Archive - 92BG records, 95BG records, 1st Bomb Division records)

Date15 Dec 2015 20:10:36
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:24
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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