B 17F 42-31084 - The North Sea                                                        Updated:  18 JUN 2015

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
e777675.htm Bein C A Sgt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777947.htm Ceely D S/Sgt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e556029.htm Clark Jr. I S/Sgt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
e777674.htm Dorsett J K 1stLt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777673.htm Doyle Jr. G B T/Sgt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777672.htm Eccleston K L 1stLt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e777676.htm Holliman D F T/Sgt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e777c e777c.htm NO - CAM
e667043.htm Molinari J J S/Sgt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e667 e667.htm USA
e556028.htm Schou P K 2ndLt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 e556a e556a.htm Ardennes, B
u039001.htm Toolin T L 2ndLt USAAF 561 p248.htm B17 4231084 Bomb G The North Sea d201243 b210744 c039.htm (Højer)


"Under et bombetogt den 20. december 1943 med Bremen som mål så man fra formationen kl. 12.12, at et B-17 fly sakkede bagud med kroppen i flammer.

Flyets bombekaster, T.L. Toolin, drev i land som lig ved Emmerlev Klev (måske omkring her, overblik her) og blev den 21. juli 1944 begravet på kirkegården
(i Højer) af værnemagten uden gejstlig medvirken. Resten af besætningen, 9 mand, synes at være omkommet." (FAF)

1 flyver fra
B17 42-31084 blev begravet i Højer i Danmark. 2 er nu begravet i Belgien og 2 i USA. 5 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.

"During a bombing raid targeting Bremen on 20 December, 1943 a B-17 was seen from the formation falling behind with the fuselage in flames.

The body of bombardier T.L. Toolin was washed ashore at Emmerlev Klev (maybe about here, overview here). On 21 July 1944 he was buried in the
cemetery (in Højer) by the Wehrmacht without ecclesiastical assistance. The rest of the crew, 9 men, appear to have perished." (FAF)

1 airman from  B17 42-31084 was buried in Højer, Denmark. Now 2 are buried in BELGIUM and 2 in the USA. 5 airmen have no known grave.

See 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.
B17 42-31084 was from 561 BS, 388th Bomb Group, 45 CBW and 3 BD. This B-17 Flying Fortress took off from RAF Knettishall - USAAF Station 136.
See also 388th Bombardment Group Association.

10 airmen.