B 17F 42-29711 - The Baltic Sea                                                             Updated:  08 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
u096069.htm Arasimowicz J J Sgt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 b111111 c096.htm Svinø
e777238.htm Bielecki J S/Sgt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
u096070.htm Carrasquillo J E S/Sgt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 b061143 c096.htm Svinø
u096071.htm Cavanaugh W V 2ndLt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 b291043 c096.htm Svinø
e777236.htm Engell D C 2ndLt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777237.htm Olague R L S/Sgt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
u096072.htm Pinning C B 1stLt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 b121043 c096.htm Svinø
e222016.htm Robinson J F T/Sgt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 e222 e222.htm SWEDEN
u096073.htm Tomer E H 2ndLt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 b031143 c096.htm Svinø
e222017.htm White V A Sgt USAAF 322 p238.htm B17 4229711 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d091043 e222 e222.htm SWEDEN


Den 9. oktober 1943 kl. 13.45 styrtede B17 42-29711 i Østersøen  7 til 8 sømil øst for Gedser Odde (omkring her). (Kilde: MACR)

"Den 9. oktober 1943 passerede store styrker amerikanske bombere over Danmark på vej til og fra bombemål i Østpreussen, Danzig, Polen og den østlige
del af Tyskland. Et B-17 fly udsendt mod Anklam (her) nedstyrtede denne dag i Østersøen. Hele besætningen omkom." (FAF)

5 flyvere fra B17 42-29711 blev begravet på Svinø Kirkegård. 2 blev begravet i Sverige og 3 har ingen kendt grav.
Se Tegning af besætningen på en B-17*Foto af en B-17 + B-17 i airmen.dk*B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition og Ball Turret Gunner*B-17 Flyvende Fæstning. 10 flyvere.

On 9 October 1943 at 1345 hours B17 42-29711 crashed into the Baltic Sea 7 to 8 nautical miles east of Gedser Head (about here). (Source: MACR)

"On 9 October 1943 great formations of American bombers flew over Denmark to or from targets for bombing raids in East Preussia, Danzig (Gdansk), Poland
and the eastern part of Germany. This day a B-17 targeting Anklam (here) crashed into the Baltic Sea. All of the crew perished." (FAF)

5 airmen from B17 42-29711 were buried in Svinø Churchyard. 2 were buried in Sweden and 3 have no known grave.

See Drawing of the crew of a B-17 * Photo of  a B-17 + B-17s in airmen.dk * B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition and the story of a Ball Turret Gunner.
This B-17 was from 322 BS, 91 BG, 1 CBW, 1 BD of the 8 AF. It took off from RAF Bassingbourn which was used by 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy).
See the website of 91st Bomb Group (H) with 1943 Dailies of the 322nd Squadron and Photo of Pinning's Crew of Chief Sly III and details.
10 airmen.