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Picture of a B-17 crashed in the eastern Netherlands, apparently clandestinely made by my grandfather and a friend right after the crash. The backside is marked "1945, Velswijk, gevallen vliegtuig in de [...]", meaning "1945, Velswijk, crashed aircraft in the [...]". This leads me to believe it is 43-37846 from 398BG. The year is off by 2 months, but since the ink is another colour it may be a later addition.

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Units

  • 398th Bomb Group

    398th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 398th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Nuthampstead, Hertfordshire on strategic bombing raids over Germany. The Group switched focus in the days before D-Day, when they targeted enemy positions on the Cherbourg peninsula. When the Allies...

  • 600th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 43-37846 Phony Express

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 7/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 600BS/398BG [N8-T] Nuthampstead 18/7/44; (31m) Missing in Action Misburg 26/11/44 with Kermit Pope, Co-pilot: Walt Bagot, Navigator: John Jurcyk, Bombardier: Walter Poole, Flight...

Missions

  • 725

    26 November 1944

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Date Contributor Update
17 January 2016 15:25:57 fer3852 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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