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42-102380

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned: 12 April 1944 - 8th AF / 3rd AD / 4th CBW / 94th BG / 331st BS - (RAF Bury St Edmunds)

Crash landing: Saturday, 7 October 1944 (Combat damage / fighters)

Florennes / Juziane A/D (A-78) - Belgium

Pilot: 1Lt Roy E Kennedy

3 POW, 6 RTD (MACR 9557)

Co-pilot, navigator and tail gunner bailed out early; pilot was able to land aircraft in allied territory.

POW's Reported by Fliegerhorst-Kommandantur A (o) 30/III Koelleda

Ground accident (class 4): Saturday, 14 April 1945 @ 1530 hrs (Mechanical failure)

RAF Bury St Edmunds (hardstand 34) - England

Ass't Crew Chief: Sgt Lionel P Renaud

8th AF mission: 948 / 94th BG mission: 310 (Bordeaux, France - Tactical)

Aircraft was being preflighted for next day's mission.

Struck parked B-17G-65-VE 44-8416.

While engines were being run-up, aircraft brakes failed; aircraft jumped over chocks, running over GMC Oil Service truck and striking the left outer wing panel of 44-8415.

#1 & 2 engines, propellers, plexiglass nose, underside of fuselage from nose turret to station 3 damaged.

AAF accident report: 45-4-14-704

Condemned / stricken: 15 April 1945 / 22 May 1945

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 4th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Missions

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Florennes / Juzaine

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Crew bailed out / combat damage Koelleda 7 October 1944

MACR 9557

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:32:15 terveurn Changes to unit associations
Sources

from aircraft records

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:30:31 terveurn Changes to media associations
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:27:08 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

from accident report

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:26:01 terveurn Changes to media associations
Sources

from accident report

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:24:18 terveurn Changes to media associations
Sources

from accident report

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:20:13 terveurn Changes to media associations
Sources

from B-17 book

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:18:19 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

MACR

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:15:58 terveurn Changes to place associations
Sources

various aircraft records

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:14:37 terveurn Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

from aircraft records

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 19:10:26 terveurn Changes to description and events
Sources

From accident report

From MACR

from book: Boeing B-17 Production 26 February 1944 - 25 April 1944 B-17G-50 to G-60 42-102379 - 42-102978

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2017 18:57:42 terveurn Changes to production block number and markings
Sources

94th BG records

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:08 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 9557 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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