B 17G 42-37718 - Alstrup, Samsø                                         Updated:  30 DEC 2011

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888093.htm Barton W D S/Sgt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
u006001.htm Farris D R Sgt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 b311043 c006.htm (Besser)
o888091.htm Groosbeck C A 2ndLt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888089.htm Hall H A Sgt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888087.htm Hewitt W C 2ndLt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888088.htm Kozier H J Sgt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888090.htm McCormack M C 2ndLt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888086.htm Nabors F H S/Sgt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888085.htm Ranck Jr. R C 1stLt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW
o888092.htm Skahan W J T/Sgt USAAF 368 p237.htm B17 42-37718 Bomb G Alstrup, Samsø d091043 o888 o888.htm POW


"Under returflyvningen fra et bombetogt til Gdynia (her) i Polen nedstyrtede et B-17 fly den 9. oktober 1943 i Alstrup på Samsø.
En af flyets skytter, Sgt Farris, var blevet dræbt under luftkamp, inden flyet nedstyrtede.
Den øvrige besætning, 9 mand, reddede sig ud med faldskærm og blev taget til fange." (FAF)

B17 42-37718 styrtede her. En mindesten er rejst her ved Alstrup 8, 8305 Samsø nær nedstyrtningsstedet. Se et propelblad og øjenvidneberetning og se dele af flyet.
Se  interview med 2. pilot Miles C. McCormack og et avisinterview med navigatør Carl A. Groosbeck, tekster og fotos fra Aage Snedker. Se patroner fra flyet.
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 og Tyske krigsfangelejre.
10 flyvere.

"During the return flight on 9 October, 1943 from a bombing raid to Gdynia (here) in Poland a B-17 plane crashed in Alstrup on Samsø.
One of the gunners, Sgt Farris, had been killed in an aerial battle before the plane crashed.
The rest of the crew of 9 saved their lives with parachutes and were taken prisoners." (FAF)

B17 42-37718 crashed here. A memorial stone is erected here at Alstrup 8, DK-8305 Samsø near the crash site. See eye witness account and see parts of the plane.
See an interview with Co Pilot Miles C. McCormack and another interview with Navigator Carl A. Groosbeck by Aage Snedker. See Ammo from the plane.
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 from RAF Thurleigh - USAAF Station 111 belonged to 368 BS, 306 BG, 40 CBW, 1 BD, 8 AF. See 306th Bombardment Group.
Also the 306th Bomb Group Home Page and the 306th Bombardment Group Museum Website and
German POW-Camps. 10 airmen.