B 17F 42-5370 - The North Sea                                                                  Updated:  18 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777565.htm Burton J D S/Sgt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e556021.htm Corrigan E T/Sgt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e667031.htm Henderson H H 1stLt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e667 e667.htm USA
e777564.htm Howorusz J F Sgt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e556020.htm la Rock J S 2ndLt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e555011.htm Marx D L S/Sgt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e555 e555.htm HOLLAND
o888591.htm Nettles R T/Sgt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 o888 o888.htm POW
e777563.htm Phillips H Sgt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e667032.htm Simpson WJB 1stLt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 e667 e667.htm USA
u014297.htm Zubiri L B 2ndLt USAAF 324 p139.htm B17 42-5370 Bomb G The North Sea d040343 b290643 c014.htm Esbjerg


Den 4. marts 1943 styrtede B17- 42-5370 i Nordsøen vest for øen Texel (måske omkring her). 9 flyvere omkom og 1 flyver overlevede.
Flyet var blevet angrebet af tyske jagere. Målet for bombeangrebet var rangerbanegården i Hamm (her). (Kilde: AOD)
Dailies of the 324th Squadron nævner under 4 March 1943: "Berømt angreb på Hamm helt alene efter andre grupper (se 1CBW) var vendt om."

1 flyver fra B17 42-5370 blev begravet i Esbjerg, 1 i Holland, 2 i Belgien og 2 i USA. 3 flyvere har ingen kendt grav. 1 mand overlevede og blev krigsfange.
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 4 March 1943 B17- 42-5370 crashed into the North Sea west of the island of Texel (maybe about here). 9 airmen perished and 1 airman survived.
The plane had been attacked by German fighters. The target of the bombing raid was the marshalling yards in Hamm (here). (Source: AOD)
Dailies of the 324th Squadron has about 4 March 1943: "Famous attack on Hamm by 91st all alone after other groups had turned back." (See 1CBW)

1 airman from B17 42-5370 was buried in Esbjerg, 1 in HOLLAND, 2 in BELGIUM and 2 in the USA. 3 airmen have no known grave. 1 became a POW.

See a 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 324 BS, 91 BG, 1CBW, 1 BD, 8 AF. See 91st Bomb Group (H) with Dailies of the 324th Squadron. It took off from RAF Bassingbourn.
10 airmen.