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42-29733 SU-L, LOUISIANA PURCHASE
Overshot the runway at RAF Coltishall on return from Bremen, 19 December 1943. All crewmembers returned to duty. The aircraft was salvaged.

Connections

Units

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

People

  • George Cosentino

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot
    December 16, 1943 B-17 # 42-29733 'Louisiana Purchase' Crash landed at RAF Coltishall on return from mission to Bremen. 10 RTD. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-29733 Louisiana Purchase

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Gulfport 18/3/43; Brookley 28/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-P] Bassingbourn 17/4/43 HEAVY DATE; Earls Colne 12/5/43; involved in slight mid-air collision with 42-29711 and...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 156

    16 December 1943
    This is a massive mission of 631 heavy bombers directed at the port area of Bremen, Germany. The force of 631 included 1 PFF-equipped B-17s from 482BG dispersed among the attacking formations. The mission is composed of three elements. The first...

Locations

  • Coltishall

    Military site : airfield
    Allocated to the USAAF but not used.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2015 21:05:02 bombercommand Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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