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Crash site of B-17 42-31860 - Mariekerke Oostende 1944.



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 407th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31860

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 28/12/43; Kearney 14/1/44; Presque Is 29/1/44; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY- ] Podington 5/2/44; Missing in Action Achmer 21/2/44 with Ralph Skoubo, Co-pilot: Bill Campbell, Navigator: Rich Baker, Bombardier: Bill Corretti, Radio Operator:...


Date Contributor Update
17 April 2019 15:12:04 general ira snapsorter Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Images re-loaded to correct the orientation and add association.

Original uploads by Bob Wellens - username Flandern1 - :
"I'm the owner of those 8 war photos / pictures of the crashed bomber plane on the beach of Mariakerke nearby Ostend (Belgium)".