B 17G-BO 42-31561 - Near Øster Højst                                                  Updated:  30 OCT 2014

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
o888128.htm Carnie N M S/Sgt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
o888123.htm Costales E J 1stLt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
o888127.htm Hays E W S/Sgt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
o888126.htm Joyce R J S/Sgt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
o888124.htm Kish S A 2ndLt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
o888129.htm McCulloch L E S/Sgt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
u113153.htm Pechacek G F T/Sgt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 b020344 c113.htm Aabenraa
u113152.htm Sahner C D 2ndLt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 b020344 c113.htm Aabenraa
o888130.htm Seelig L W T/Sgt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW
o888125.htm Skoug L E 2ndLt USAAF 335 p273.htm B17 42-31561 Bomb G Near Øster Højst d240244 o888 o888.htm POW


 
Den korte version: ”Efter et bombetogt til Poznan i Polen nødlandede kl. 16.20 24. februar 1944 et B-17 fly (Flyvende Fæstning) ved Øster Højst, syd for Løgumkloster. 2 omkomne besætningsmedlemmer, C.D. Sahner og G.F. Pechachek, blev begravet den 2. marts 1944 i Aabenraa.

Resten af besætningen, 8 mand, overlevede i mere eller mindre såret tilstand. Værnemagten forhindrede i flere timer, at selv hårdt sårede flyvere kunne komme under lægebehandling.” (FAF) Se den lange version.

Nødlandingen med denne B-17 Flyvende Fæstning var her - set fra større højde her.
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.
Se
monument for alle 10 flyvere fra B17 42-31561  rejst her i mindelunden ved Øster Højst Forsamlingshus. 10 flyvere. 

The short version: ”After a bombing raid to Poznan in Poland a B-17 (Flying Fortress) crash landed at 16.20 on 24 February, 1944 at Øster Højst, south of Løgumkloster. 2 perished members of the crew, C.D. Sahner and G.F. Pechachek, were buried on 2 March, 1944 in Aabenraa.

The rest of the crew, 8 men, survived in a condition more or less wounded. The Wehrmacht for several hours prevented that even severely wounded airmen could get medical treatment.” (FAF) See the long version.

The crash landing with this B-17 Flying Fortress was here - seen from a greater altitude here.
See Drawing of the crew of a B-17Photo of  a B-17 + B-17s in airmen.dk and B-17 Ball Turret, Ammunition and the story of a Ball Turret Gunner.
See monument to all 10 airmen from
B17 42-31561 erected here in the memorial grove at Øster Højst Village Hall.

This B-17 belonged to 335th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bombardment Group, 13th Combat Bombardment Wing, 3rd Bombardment Division, 8th Air Force, USAAF.
See 335 BS95th Bomb Group Horham * 95th Bomb Group (H) Memorials Foundation  10 airmen.