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  • John Boyd

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator
    Killed in Action (KIA). On December 13, 1943, in 'Dottie J' #42-30160 lost 2 engines to flak over Kiel and crashed upon landing. 4 KOF, 6 RTD.

  • John Fabian

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot
    December 13, 1943, 'Dottie J' A/C #42-30160 lost 2 engines to flak over Kiel and crashed upon landing. 4 KOF 6 RTD

  • Thomas Scanlon

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    December 13, 1943, B-17 'Dottie J' #42-30160 lost 2 engines to flak over Kiel and crashed upon landing. 4 KOF, 6 RTD ...

Aircraft

  • 42-30160 'DOTTIE J II'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 20/4/43; Smoky Hill 24/4/43; Dow Fd 28/5/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-E] Andrews Fd 27/5/43; 337BS [AW-E] Snetterton 12/6/43; sustained battle damage over Hamburg 13/12/43 with George Fabian, Co-pilot: Tom Scanlon, Bombardier: Bob...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 154

    13 December 1943
    The port areas at Bremen and Kiel, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. This is the first mission where more than 600 aircraft are despatched. This mission is comprised of 8 elements. The first element consists 182 B-17s from: 91BG (31);...

Locations

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

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13 July 2016 12:39:07 djboydva Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
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