B 17F 42-3084 - Kiel Bugt (Bay)                                                              Updated: 17 AUG 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888592.htm Alexander R L Lt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 o888 o888.htm POW
e777616.htm Brown C D F/O USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e777618.htm Diggs Jr. G W T/Sgt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e556027.htm Fogarty J G 1stLt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e777945.htm McCoy L D S/Sgt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e777615.htm Norlen E W T/Sgt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
u014279.htm Padgett R Y 2ndLt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 b130943 c014.htm Esbjerg
e777619.htm Pedersen P G S/Sgt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e777617.htm Seigler J C Sgt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e777n e777n.htm NO - NET
e667039.htm Wheeler J O Sgt USAAF 367 p202.htm B17 423084 Bomb G Kiel Bugt (Bay) d290743 e667 e667.htm USA


Den 29. juli 1943 om formiddagen blev
B17 42-3084 ramt af en tysk jager efter at have passeret målområdet Kiel (som er her).
MACR om hele operationen fra 1st Wing: "207,9 tons bomber kastet over skibsværfterne og 767.000 propagandablade kastet ud."

2nd Lt R. Y. Padgett blev fundet drevet ind på Dyngby strand (omkring her) den 6. september 1943. Han blev begravet i Esbjerg den 13. september 1943.
Den 30. juli 1948 blev han og andre Amerikanske flyvere fra Esbjerg flyttet til
Ardennes American Cemetery i Belgien.

Lt J. G. Fogarty er også begravet på
Ardennes American Cemetery i Belgien.
Sgt J. O. Wheeler er begravet i USA.

F/O C. D. Brown, T/Sgt G. W. Diggs, T/Sgt E. W. Norlen, S/Sgt P. G. Pedersen, S/Sgt L. D. McCoy og Sgt J. C. Siegler blev meldt savnet.

Lt R. L. Alexander blev reddet fra havet af tyskerne. Han blev ført til Stalag Luft III Sagan og Stalag Nuremburg-Langwasser. (Kilde: AOD)

1 flyver fra B17 42-3084 blev begravet i Esbjerg, Danmark, 1 i Belgien, 1 i USA og 6 har ingen kendt grav (5 NET - 1 CAM). 1 flyver blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.

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 29 July 1943 before noon B17 42-3084 was hit by a German fighter after it had been over the target area of Kiel (which is here).
MACR about all of the operation of 1st Wing: "207.9 tons of bombs dropped over the shipyards and 767,000 propaganda leaflets unloaded."

2nd Lt R. Y. Padgett was found drifted ashore on Dyngby beach (about here) on 6 September 1943. He was buried in Esbjerg on 13 September 1943.
On 30 July 1948 he and other American airmen from Esbjerg were taken to
Ardennes American Cemetery in BELGIUM.

Lt J. G. Fogarty is also buried in
Ardennes American Cemetery in BELGIUM.

Sgt J. O. Wheeler is buried in the USA.

F/O C. D. Brown, T/Sgt G. W. Diggs, T/Sgt E. W. Norlen, S/Sgt P. G. Pedersen, S/Sgt L. D. McCoy, and Sgt J. C. Siegler were reported Missing in Action.

Lt R. L. Alexander was rescued from the sea by the Germans. He was taken to Stalag Luft III Sagan and Stalag Nuremburg-Langwasser. (Source: AOD)

1 airman from B17 42-3084 was buried in Denmark, 1 in Belgium, 1 in the USA, and 6 have no known grave (5 NET - 1 CAM). 1 was taken to German POW-Camps.
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 367 BS, 306 BG, 40 CBW, 1 BD, 8 AF of the USAAF. It took off from RAF Thurleigh - USAAF Station 111 * USAAF Thurleigh Airfield.
See Eighth Air Force Historical Society - 306th Bomb Group * 306th Bomb Group Historical Association * The 306th Bombardment Group Museum. 10 airmen.