B-17G 42  102565 - Returned                                          Updated:  24 MAY 2009

Airman Surname Init Rank Service Sqdn P_link Plane Operation Crash_site Crash_d Buried_d C_link At_Next
r998117.htm Adelman J P S/Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
u055012.htm Argubright D H 2ndLt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 b270944 c055.htm Magleby - L
r998121.htm Cook R J Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998116.htm Haight D E T/Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998119.htm Hall R W S/Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998120.htm Mallon Jr. J P Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998112.htm McCarthy W A 1stLt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998118.htm McMichael R D S/Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998115.htm Ruth L A T/Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998113.htm Weeks C B 1stLt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED
r998114.htm Yarmoski F A S/Sgt USAAF 601 p434.htm B17 102565 Bomb G Returned d300844 r998 r998.htm RETURNED


Kun 1 flyver fra
B17 102565 mistede livet den dag, da resten af besætningen forblev i flyet og returnerede til England! En helt speciel historie:

"Ofte spillede tilfældigheder ind, når et fly blev ramt, og flyverne hurtigt skulle bestemme om de skulle springe eller blive i flyet. En forkert beslutning eller en
misforståelse kunne være skæbnesvanger.

Under et bombetogt til Kiel (her) den 30. august 1944 blev B17 102565 kl. 16.20 ramt af flak i nærheden af målet. Navigatøren 2nd Lt D.H. Argubright misforstod
pilotens ordre og sprang ud med faldskærm. Han landede i farvandet syd for Langeland og druknede. Hans lig blev fundet ilanddrevet ved Hellenor, Magleby sogn
(omkring her) den 26. september 1944, og den efterfølgende dag fandt begravelsen sted på Magleby kirkegård uden gejstlig medvirken.

Resten af besætningen returnerede til England og overlevede krigen." (FT 85-80-47) Flere links i engelsk version. 11 flyvere.

Only 1 airman from B17 102565 lost his life that day, as the rest of the crew stayed in the plane and returned to England! A very special story:

"Often it was a matter of chance when a plane was hit, and the airmen quickly were to decide whether to bail out or stay in the plane. A wrong decision or a misunderstanding could be fatal.
Boeing B-17G, 42  102565,  was on a bombing raid to Kiel (here) on 30 August 1944 at 16:20 hit by flak near the target. Navigator 2nd Lt D.H. Argubright
misunderstood the pilot´s order and bailed out with his parachute. He landed in the waters south of Langeland and drowned. His body was found drifted ashore
at Hellenor, the parish of Magleby (about here) on 26 September 1944, and the burial took place the next day in Magleby Churchyard without ecclesiastical
assistance.
The rest of the crew returned to England and survived the war." (FT 85-80-47)

The MACR (Missing Aircrew Report) says:
"Aircraft was hit by flak, Navigator apparently thinking "bail out" signal was given, parachuted out. The remainder of crew stayed with Aircraft and returned to Base."
This B-17 belonged to 601 BS, 398 BG, 1 CBW and 1 BD. See 398th Web Pages. It left from RAF Nuthampstead - USAAF Station 131. 11 airmen.