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
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.
Log of 8th AF missions / crashes / targets for 24th April 1944.
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OK,Found it,Wrong date !
B17 42-37855 25th Feb 1944
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.
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
Gary thanks for the info, nice to see a conclusion to it!
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.