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42-29768 SO-Z, Winsome Winn II crash scene.
1 December 1943, shot down by enemy aircraft; crashed near Solingen, Germany; MACR 1336



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 547th Bomb Squadron


  • Darwin Nelson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29768 'Winsome Winn II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #1336

  • Elmer Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Shot down 1 December 1943 in B-17 #42-29768 'Winsome Winn II. ' Prisoner of War (POW). Missing Air Crew Report #1336. POW


  • 42-29768 'Winsome Winn II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 5/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-G] Alconbury 9/4/43 WINSOME WINN; Framlingham 12/5/43; 4m, battle damaged Lorient 17/5/43 with W. Thomas; crash landed Southern UK, (10 Returned to...


  • VIII Bomber Command 145

    1 December 1943
    This mission was directed at the industrial areas of Leverkusen and Solingen, Germany. The mission is composed of two elements. The first element is a combined force of 221 B-17s from 1st Bomb Division that included: 91BG (27); 92BG (18); 303BG (17);...


  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


Date Contributor Update
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Date Contributor Update
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