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Article about: Having recently crossed paths with a friend who shares a different hooby with me,I descovered his father had visited a B17 crash site that I have visited,Only difference is that he had visit

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    How did I not find this site last night?! There were a couple that returned early then on the 24th, I can only assume one had a serious mechanical failure and went down over kent.

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    Other "possibles"

    http://www.kentfallen.com/PDF%20REPO...20MEMORIAL.pdf

    Log of 8th AF missions / crashes / targets for 24th April 1944.

    Get One Mission

    Gary J.

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    OK,Found it,Wrong date !

    B17 42-37855 25th Feb 1944

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    42-37855 Delivered: Denver 21/9/43; Harvard 10/10/43; Assigned: 92BG Podington 18/11/43; Transferred: 447BG Rattlesden 1/44; sustained battle damage Regensburg 25/2/44 Pilot: Clarry Aaberg(KIA-baled too low and broke his neck); Co-Pilot: Tom Moriarty, Navigator: Ellis Colvin, Bombardier: Irving Danzig, Engineer / Top Turret Gunner: Rich Pitt, Radio Operator: W.D. Earnest, Ball Turret Gunner: Bill Powell, Waist Gunner: W. Hadway, Waist Gunner: Cleveland Lamb, Tail Gunner: Gilbert Foster (9RTD); crash-landed in woods at Starvecrow Hill, near Gravesend, a mile N of Tonbridge, Kent; Salvaged. 3/3/44.

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    And ....
    A full SP of the raid of the 24/25 February 1944 in which 42-37855 was flak damaged.

    The Battle Over Munich April 24, 1944

    And witness report ...

    ASN Aircraft accident 25-FEB-1944 Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 42-37855

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    Gary thanks for the info, nice to see a conclusion to it!

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    Thanks Gary and FJR6.

    I convinced myself the Bomb group was wrong and the date was right,When in fact it was the other way round.

    Will make a copy of the history and place it inside the toolbox.


    Garry

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