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Fischerhude

Crash site

Detailed history

B-17 42-29959 crashed on a mission to Bremen on 8 October 1943. The aircraft received several direct flak hits and seven members of the crew were unable to escape before the aircraft crashed.

In 2013, a memorial stone was erected on the site of the crash commemorating the seven airmen who perished.

Connections

People

  • Donald Berkey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #4229959. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier 28 July flew Kassel raid. Lost control cables by flak damage. Crash landed returning crew with Berkey wounded.

  • Stanley Couvillion

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #4229959. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Frank Crawford

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #4229959. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier 28 July flew Kassel raid. Lost control cables by flak damage. Crash landed returning crew with 4 crew members wounded.

  • Charles Cressy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #4229959. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Lawrence Kooima

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 42-29959. Killed in Action (KIA). Earlier 28 July flew Kassel raid. Lost control cables by flak damage. Crash landed returning crew with 4 crew members wounded.

  • Alvis Tinsley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #4229959. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Robert Weston

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 8 October 1943 in B-17 #4229959. Prisoner of War (POW). Earlier 28 July flew Kassel raid. Lost control cables on B17 42-29974 by flak damage. Crash landed returning crew with 4 crew members wounded. POW

Aircraft

  • 42-29959

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Gore 20/3/43; New Castle 13/4/43; Dow Fd 21/4/43; en route UK was involved in landing accident with Bob Baker at Langford Lodge, N. Ireland; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-M] Thurleigh 23/5/43; then 423BS; Missing in Action Bremen 8...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 April 2021 08:52:33 Emily Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Information provided by Thorsten Reich, MACR 867

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