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Crash site

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The crash site of B-17G #42-31060, "Poque Ma Hone", from 427 BS, 303 BG on Feb 9th 1945, while on bombing mission to Synthetic Oil Plant at Lutzkendorf, Germany.

After colliding with #43-39149 (No Name), piloted by 2Lt. Robert J. Barrat, "Poque Ma Hone" tried to make its way to Allied controlled territory in Poland. It crashed near the village of Jaraczewo (south-east of Poznan, Poland) - 5 KIA, 1 POW, 3 RTD (crew of 9).



  • 42-31060 Poque Ma Hone

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G #42-31060 was delivered to Cheyenne 11/9/43; Assigned to the 427th Bomb Squadron of the 303rd Bomb Group [GN-N] and arrived at Molesworth on 18 October 1943. It was nicknamed "Poque Ma Hone" or POGUE-MA-HONE. (Gaelic for Kiss My Ass!) ...


Date Contributor Update
04 February 2015 16:11:38 Lucy May Changes to history

Changed location type to 'Crash site'.

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2014 10:18:34 Lucy May Changes to history and aircraft associations

Added 'Poland' to the description of the crash site so that this place will be found with a general search for the country.

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2014 12:27:19 Kovalski Changes to history

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2014 12:26:09 Kovalski Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations and aircraft associations