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'Plane 2*, shown burning, likewise is a total loss. It was closest to No. 1**. Some witnesses said a heat or shock wave preceded the blast. All reported no smoking. - 42-29833 (92nd BG 8 may 43, salvaged 14 june 43)'.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A15286-B25287AC.
*42-29833, **42-29685.

Connections

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29833

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    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...

Locations

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 20:28:56 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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