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42-29808

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Stillwater 8/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-C] Alconbury 15/4/43; [QW-X] Alconbury 12/5/43; 5m, Destroyed Beyond Repair DBR by flying debris after bomb loading accident on 42-29685 14/6/43. Parts salvaged post accident.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-29685

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/2/43; Salina 17/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG Alconbury 30/3/43, transferred 412BS [QW-R]; 3m. ...

  • 42-29833

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Morrison 13/4/43; Presque Is 6/5/43; Assigned 92BG Alconbury 8/5/43; 412BS, 95BG Alconbury; 27-5-43 Damaged Beyond Repair DBR by debris from exploding 42-29685 bomb load, listed as salvaged n/battle damaged...

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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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Carlisle

    Military | Private | Radio Operator; Mechanic | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

  • Thomas Cunningham

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator; Mechanic | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured. Cunningham and McCool were working at Horham with the 95th BG/ 412th BS when...

  • Wallace Henderson

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator; Mechanic | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

  • Clinton Lewis

    Military | Sergeant | Mechanic | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured. Combat Sup, Losses of the 8th & 9th AFs Vol. 1 by Bishop & Hey p. 134

  • Louis Palmer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Mechanic | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

  • Glen Swarts

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

  • Jack Twiford

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

  • Howard Welch

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer | 95th Bomb Group
    KIS. 27 May 1943 in an accident at Alconbury, ground crew were loading bombs into B17s for the next day's mission when several bombs detonated. 19 were killed and 14 injured.

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

Events

Event Location Date
Damaged Beyond Repair DBR RAF Alconbury 27 May 1943

Damaged Beyond Repair as a result of bomb loading accident on 42-29685 14/6/43. Wings and fuselage holed by debris, A/C back broken at radio room and bomb bay.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 16:04:52 Paul Bellamy Changes to place associations
Sources

Loss location corrected from Framlingham to Alconbury.
(Source: 1AD HQ Archive - 92BG records, 95BG records, 1st Bomb Division records)

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2016 15:59:29 Paul Bellamy Changes to description and events
Sources

Loss location corrected from Framlingham to Alconbury.
(Source: 1AD HQ Archive - 92BG records, 95BG records, 1st Bomb Division records )

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 17:37:07 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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