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Plan of Finkenrath showing the orchard where Mr. Heinz Michels watched the crash and
the place of the crash he and Klara Wauters mention in a book about Finkenrath.



  • Donald Breeden

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    Donald Paul Breeden served as pilot with the 364th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group. His B-17 #42-3436 was shot down 14 October 1943 over the Netherlands and Breeden was declared Missing in Action (MIA). ...

  • Harvey Manley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3436. Killed in Action (KIA). ...

  • William Martin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Shot down 14 October 1943 in B-17 #42-3436, Killed in Action (KIA). ...


  • 42-3436

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/6/43; Redmond 15/8/43; Assigned 96BG 16/8/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 18/9/43; ...


  • VIII Bomber Command 115

    14 October 1943
    This was the 2nd mission flown against the ball bearing industry at Schweinfurt, Germany and was as equally disastrous as that flown on 17-Aug-43. It came to be known as "Black Thursday". While fighter escort was dispatched, bad weather and lack of...



Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 11:30:31 wimhm.slangen Changes to person associations and aircraft associations

Wim Slangen

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2016 11:28:26 wimhm.slangen Created entry with caption and mission associations

Wim Slangen