B 17F 42-30336 - At Nørholm Gods                                                     Updated:  03 JUN 2012

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888429.htm Bachmann F L 2ndLt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
v999090.htm Bell G D 1stLt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 v999 v999.htm EVD to S
o888433.htm Browning C K T/Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888437.htm Bryan M F S/Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888435.htm Edli J Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888434.htm Elliott H P T/Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888430.htm Martin A P 2ndLt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888431.htm Ostermann J E 2ndLt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888428.htm Rodemar L E T/Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888436.htm Rudick H S/Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888432.htm Spencer Jr. A W S/Sgt USAAF 548 p235.htm B17 42-30336 Bomb G At Nørholm Gods d091043 o888 o888.htm POW


Den 9. oktober 1943 lavede
B17 42-30336 en perfekt nødlanding nær Nørholm Gods (der er her). Se Foto af besætningen.

Sammen med andre bombefly skulle B17 42-30336 bombe Marienburg i Tyskland, men maskinen havde motorproblemer efter at have krydset Nordsøen.
MACR fastslår: "Klokken 1038 i en højde af 11.600 fod (3.500 m) og med propel nr. 2 kantstillet, vendte fly No. 42-30336 fra denne Group om ud for Nymindegab (her)
efter at være sakket bagud i omkring 8 minutter. Flyet syntes at være under kontrol til det blev tabt af syne."

Flyet havde været over land. Det vendte om og fløj mod England, da flere motorproblemer gjorde en ny beslutning nødvendig. Et forsøg på at flyve hele vejen tilbage
til England over Nordsøen ville være selvmord, så det vendte om igen. Pilot, 1st Lt Glyndon D. Bell beordrede besætningen til at springe ud over land.
De 10 andre flyvere blev snart fanget og
ført til Tyske krigsfangelejre.

Derpå lavede Bell en perfekt nødlanding og fik snart kontakt med hjælpsomme danskere. Han blev ført tværs over Danmark til København.
Den 24. oktober 1943 blev han sejlet til Sverige. AOD har detaljer.

Kommentar: En klog beslutning at springe ud over land i stedet for at drukne i Nordsøen! I mindst 3 andre fly regnede man også chancen for at nå England for lille:
Efter
angrebet på Aalborg, Fliegerhorst Aalborg West 13. august 1940 nåede BLE T1889 Nordsøen, vendte om og nødlandede ved Vust (her). Besætningen
overlevede. Efter et opgivet angreb på Aalborg den 22. februar 1944 nåede B17 42-31377 20 minutter ud over Nordsøen og vendte om. 9 flyvere overlevede!

Schrenk har meget mere!
Den 24. august 1944 nåede B24 4440443 ud over Nordsøen. Besætningen bortset fra piloten sprang ud. 9 flyvere druknede! Piloten klarede at flyve til England!

Se Tegning af besætningen på en B-17 og Foto af en B-17 + B-17 i airmen.dk. 11 flyvere.

On 9 October 1943 B17 42-30336 made a perfect forced landing at the estate Nørholm Gods (which is here). See Photo of the Crew of Li'l Audrey.

Together with other bombers
B17 42-30336 was to bomb Marienburg in Germany, but it had engine trouble when it had crossed the North Sea.
MACR states: "Aircraft No. 42-30336 of this Group, at 1038 hours, altitude 11,600 feet with No. 2 propeller feathered, turned back at Nymindegab (here) off the
Danish coast, after lagging for approximately eight minutes. The ship appeared to be under control until lost to vision."

The plane had been over land. It turned around and headed for England when more engine trouble made a new decision necessary. An attempt to fly all the way
back to England across the North Sea would be suicide, so it turned around again. Pilot, 1st Lt Glyndon D. Bell ordered the crew to bail out over land.
The 10 other airmen were soon captured and taken to
German POW-Camps.

Bell then made a perfect forced landing and soon contacted helpful Danes. He was taken across Denmark to Copenhagen. On 24 October 1943 he was sailed
to Sweden. AOD has details.


Comment
: A wise decision to bail out over land instead of drowning in the North Sea. In at least 3 other planes they also found it hard to reach England:
BLE T1889 reached the North Sea after an attack on Aalborg airfield, Fliegerhorst Aalborg West, on 13 August, 1940, turned around and crash landed. The crew
survived! After an aborted attack on Aalborg on 22 February 1944 B17 42-31377 returned after 20 minutes over the North Sea. 9 airmen survived.
Schrenk has a
lot more.   On 24 August 1944
B24 4440443 reached the North Sea. Apart from the pilot the crew bailed out. 9 airmen drowned!

This B-17
was from 548 BS, 385th Bombardment Group (Heavy), 93 CBW, 3 BD, 8 AF of the USAAF. It took off from RAF Great Ashfield - USAAF Station 155.
See MEMORY LANE - 385th Bomb Group and 385bg.com. See also Photo of a B-17+ B-17s in airmen.dk and
drawing of the crew of a B-17. 11 airmen.