B 17F 42-29868 - Sea south of Langeland                                                         Updated:  08 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777167.htm Brantz T W T/Sgt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777166.htm Coe R W 2ndLt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
o888198.htm Curis T P T/Sgt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
e777168.htm Hammond R A S/Sgt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e667006.htm Harmon N O S/Sgt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e667 e667.htm USA
e777169.htm Jeanes A L Sgt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
u055011.htm Silverman A 2ndLt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 b131043 c055.htm Magleby - L
e777170.htm Trask W E S/Sgt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e667005.htm Turley J H 1stLt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 e667 e667.htm USA
o888201.htm Williams Jr. F E 1stLt USAAF 508 p233.htm B17 4229868 Bomb G Sea S of Langeland d091043 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 9. oktober 1943 kl. 12.50 styrtede
B17 42-29868 i Østersøen syd for Langeland. (Kilde: FT 85-76-17)
"Den 9. oktober 1943 passerede 378 amerikanske bombefly den sydlige del af Danmark under missioner til mål i Danzig (Gdansk her), Polen og den østlige del af Tyskland. Et B-17 fly, med Anklam (her) som mål, styrtede denne dag i Østersøen.

Flyets bombekaster, A. Silverman, inddrev den 10. oktober 1943 på østkysten af Langeland ud for "Bukkemose" i Fodslette sogn. Begravelsen foregik den
13. oktober." (FAF) Silverman blev fundet omkring her.

"Flyet blev angrebet af Me109 og brød straks i brand. Flere besætningsmedlemmer sprang med faldskærm, før flyet eksploderede. 1st Lt Frank E. Williams Jr. (pilot)
og T/Sgt Theodore P. Curis (top turret gunner) blev samlet op af tyske skibe i farvandet." (FT 85-76-17)

1 flyver fra B17 42-29868 blev begravet i Danmark. 2 er begravet i USA. 5 blev meldt savnet. 2 blev ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.
S
e 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 9 October 1943 at 1250 hours B17 42-29868 crashed into the Baltic Sea south of Langeland. (Source: FT 85-76-17)
"On 9 October, 1943 378 American bombers passed the southern part of Denmark on missions to targets in Danzig (Gdansk here), Poland and the eastern part
of Germany. A B-17 targeting Anklam
(here) this day crashed into the Baltic Sea.

On 10 October 1943 bombardier A. Silverman was washed ashore on the east coast of Langeland off "Bukkemose" in the Parish of Fodslette.
The burial was on 13 October.
" (FAF) Silverman was found about here

"The plane was attacked by Me109 and immediately caught fire. A number of crew members bailed out before the plane exploded. 1st Lt Frank E. Williams Jr. (pilot)
and T/Sgt Theodore P. Curis (top turret gunner) were picked up by German ships in the area." (FT 85-76-17)

1 airman from B17 42-29868 was buried in Denmark. 2 are buried in the USA. 5 were reported Missing in Action. 2 were 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 508th Bomb Squadron, 351st Bomb Group, 94 Combat Bombardment Wing, 1 BD of 8 AF of the USAAF. See 351st Bomb Group.
It took off from RAF Polebrook - USAAF Station 110. See The Wartimes Memories Project - RAF Polebrook. 10 airmen.