Liberty Run propeller Updated: 20 MAY 2019
Propeller from a B-17 Flying Fortress
Part of the article "Propel fra B-17 flyvende fæstning".
"On 22 February 1944 the Allied made a great effort to destroy the German factories producing airplanes. The bombing raid this day had Schweinfurt and Regensburg as primary targets and
a total of 466 bombers and 780 escort fighters took off. 58 of these bombers targeted Denmark without escort to bomb Rødslet (Aalborg West). The real reason was an attempt to draw
German fighters away from the main force over Germany.
Poor visibility over both Germany and Denmark meant that a part of the planes were called back
to their bases. The losses that day were 38 bombers and 11 fighters.
The propeller is from a B-17G No. 4231409
from USAAF 364 SQN with Pilot Barnes from
The last report from the
plane was received at 14.48 hours, very close to the position from
B-17 42-31409 Liberty Run was flown by
Pilot, 1st Lt
Charles O. Barnes. He has no known grave. His name is inscribed
on Tablets of
Air Crew Report 2648 and 3 articles in Danish as pdf-files from
Aalborg Stiftstidende 28 JUL 1996:
Den sidste brik fundet The last
piece of the puzzle found