B 17F 41-24481 - 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
e777531.htm Ambalagi A H 2ndLt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e556031.htm Broley W H 1stLt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
u014294.htm Casparriello E S S/Sgt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 b290643 c014.htm Esbjerg
e556019.htm Clyne E K T/Sgt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e667028.htm Darmienio J M 2ndLt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e667 e667.htm USA
e556017.htm Davies A H 2ndLt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e667030.htm Dawson L A T/Sgt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e667 e667.htm USA
u014273.htm Donovan K T S/Sgt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 b290643 c014.htm Esbjerg
e556018.htm Greer K S S/Sgt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e777530.htm Jones E H S/Sgt USAAF 322 p181.htm B17 4124481 Bomb G The North Sea d140543 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET


"Efter et bombetogt til Kiel den 14. maj 1943 blev et B-17 fly sidst set lige vest for øen Amrum (måske omkring her) kl. 12.30.
En af flyets 4 motorer var da gået i stå, ligesom et stort hul i sideroret blev bemærket. Flyet må være styrtet i Nordsøen. Hele besætningen, 10 mand, omkom." (FAF)

"Ild fra antiluftskyts: Moderat og upræcis. Fjendtlig modstand: 50 FW190 og Me109 angreb kl. 11.46 og fortsatte til 12.34."
(
1943 Dailies of the 322nd Squadron, notat May 14, 1943 - 7 B-17 fra denne squadron deltog i bombetogtet med et ukendt antal B-17 fra andre squadrons.)

2 flyvere fra B17 41-24481 blev begravet i Esbjerg, 4 i Belgien og 2 i USA. 2 flyvere har ingen kendt grav, NET.
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 14 May 1943 at 12.30 hours a B-17 was last seen west of the island of Amrum (maybe about here) after a bombing raid on Kiel.
Then one of its four engines had stopped, and a large hole in the rudder was noticed. The plane must have crashed into the North Sea. All of the crew perished."
(FAF)

"A/A Fire:  Moderate and inaccurate.  Enemy Opposition:  50 FW190s and Me109s attacked at 1146 and continued until 1234 hours."
(
1943 Dailies of the 322nd Squadron, the entry May 14, 1943 - 7 B-17s of the squadron were dispatched in the raid with an unknown number from other squadrons.)

2 airmen from B17 41-24481 were buried in Esbjerg, 4 in BELGIUM and 2 in the USA. 2 airmen have no known grave, NET.

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 including the entry May 14, 1943.
   10 airmen.