B 17F 42-5882 - Sea off Heligoland                                                                  Updated:  08 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777609.htm Brunson W F S/Sgt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777611.htm Fear M G Sgt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777608.htm Guenther W W 2ndLt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777610.htm Lofton H B S/Sgt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e667034.htm Nix Jr. T J 2ndLt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e667 e667.htm USA
u014276.htm Parker W J S/Sgt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 b220843 c014.htm Esbjerg
e777605.htm Paul A G T/Sgt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777606.htm Regan F J 1stLt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777604.htm Starkebaum G D T/Sgt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777607.htm Wilderson S F 1stLt USAAF 336 p197.htm B17 425882 Bomb G Sea off Heligoland d280743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM


Den 28. juli 1943 styrtede B17 42-5882 i Nordsøen ved Helgoland (der er her) under et bombetogt til Oschersleben i Tyskland.
Hele besætningen omkom.

Co-Pilot 1st Lt William J. Parker blev fundet drevet ind ved
Højer Sluse (her - fremskudt dige bygget 1979-81).
Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 26. august 1943, fastslår AOD. FAF siger 22. august 1943.

1 flyver fra
B17 42-5882 blev begravet i Esbjerg og 1 i USA. 8 flyvere har ingen kendt grav.
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 28 July 1943 B17 42-5882 crashed into the sea near Heligoland (which is here) on a bombing raid targeting Oschersleben in Germany.
All of the crew perished.

Co-Pilot 1st Lt William J. Parker was found washed ashore near the the Højer Lock (here - the advanced seawall built 1979-81).
He was buried in Esbjerg on 26 August 1943, AOD states. FAF says 22 August 1943.

1 airman from
B17 42-5882 was buried in Esbjerg and 1 in the USA. 8 airmen have no known grave.
S
ee a drawing of the crew of a B-17, Photo of  a B-17 + B-17s in airmen.dk and B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition and the story of a Ball Turret Gunner.
This B-17 was from 336 BS, 95 BG, 13 CBW, 3 BD, 8 AF. See 95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation. It took off from RAF Horham - USAAF Station 119.
10 airmen.