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7 January 1945 B-17G 44-6131

#1 engine failed over the channel on the outbound leg of the combat mission.
Crew was returning.
On the first landing attempt, the pilot was too high and went around in the pattern. On the second attempt, the pilot landed 2/3 down the runway 23 (which was wet) and was unable to stop before reaching the end of the runway and the aircraft dug into the soft ground and nosed-up at 1150 hrs.
AAF accident board found 100% pilot error against 2Lt Peder V Larsen
AAF accident report: 45-1-7-518

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  • 44-6131 Fearless Fosdick

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Grenier 31/5/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-J] Snetterton 3/6/44; Aborted mission due to #1 engine failure, Hamm 7/1/45 with Peder Lansen, crash landed base (pilot error); Salvaged. FEARLESS FOSDICK.

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Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:33:48 terveurn Changes to caption
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Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 21:58:36 Robert.schneider666@gmail.com Created entry with caption
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