B 17G 42-31352 - The Baltic Sea                                                                                  Updated:  04 DEC 2017     

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777251.htm Browne J D S/Sgt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777249.htm Burton N H Sgt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e667045.htm Hudson J C 2ndLt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e667 e667.htm USA
e777248.htm Krementz E J T/Sgt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777247.htm Leslie E V 1stLt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777246.htm Mattingly Jr. H T 1stLt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777245.htm Mayek J W 1stLt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
u096093.htm Oxrider G J Major USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 b280644 c096.htm Svinø
e777250.htm Phillips M V S/Sgt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
u069026.htm Ridge W B S/Sgt USAAF 728 p277.htm B17 4231352 Bomb G The Baltic Sea d090444 b230644 c069.htm Odense


Mere end 500 amerikanske bombefly var den 9. april 1944 på bombetogt til Polen og Tyskland.
Se 8 af de tabte fly: 
Google Map 9APR1944 og artiklen De satte livet på spil over Sjælland, trykt i en del Sjællandske Medier 9. april 2014, også om dette fly.

Den 9. april 1944 styrtede B17 42-32-31352 i Østersøen i forbindelse med et bombetogt til Poznan (her), måske omkring her sydvest for Lolland.

MACR (Rapport om savnet fly) fastslår at flyet "sidst blev set omkring 54o35'N/11o10'E" (her 14 km sydvest for Rødbyhavn).
Følgende erklæring blev afgivet af 2nd Lt Herbert Hochstetter, Service No. O-754008, USAAF:
"Formationen blev angrebet af omkring 12 FW 190. Fly 42-31352 blev ramt - begge de inderste motorer var i brand med betydelig røgudvikling.
Piloten blev set åbne sidevinduet, øjensynligt for at vurdere skaden. Så trak han næsten brat op, holdt den kortvarigt og lavede et hurtigt dyk med hurtig
genopretning
åbenbart i et forsøg på at slukke ilden. Da det sidst blev set, var flyet ved at trække sig ud af dykket, tilsyneladende under kontrol."

Se tegning af besætningen på en B-17, Foto af en B-17 + B-17 i airmen.dk samt B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition og Ball Turret Gunner. 10 flyvere.

On 9 April 1944 more than 500 American bombers were on a bombing raid on Poland and Germany. See 8 of the lost planes: Google Map 9APR1944.

On 9 April 1944 B17 42-32-31352 crashed into the Baltic Sea in connection with a bombing raid on Poznan (here), maybe about here south west of Lolland.
The MACR (Missing Air Crew Report) states that it was "last sighted approx. at 54o35'N/11o10'E" (here 14 km SW of Rødbyhavn).
The following statement was made by 2nd Lt Herbert Hochstetter, Service No. O-754008, USAAF:
"The formation was attacked by approx. 12 FW 190s. Acft. 42-31352 was hit - both inboard engines were aflame with considerable smoke.
The pilot was observed opening the side window evidently to appraise the damage. He then pulled the nose up sharply, held it briefly and then did
a whipstall apparently in an attempt to extinguish the fire. When last seen the acft was pulling out of the dive apparently under control."

This B-17 was from 728 BS, 452 Bomb Group (Heavy), 45 CBW, 3 BD. See 452nd Bombardment Group. B-17 42-31352 at the American Air Museum.
It took off from RAF Deopham Green - USAAF Station 142. See also B17s in airmen.dk and a
drawing of the crew of a B-17. 10 airmen.