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A crashed B-17 Flying Fortress of the 384th Bomb Group , Crashed at Coltishall, UK, 16 December 1943. 42-29733 SU-D, LOUISIANA PRUCHASE Battle damage, crash-landed (overshot) at RAF Coltishall due to battle damage. Two crewmembers were injured and the aircraft was a total loss. Handwritten caption on reverse: '798, CH. Crash, Cottishall, 12/43.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A crashed B-17 Flying Fortress of the 384th Bomb Group , Cottishall, December 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '798, CH. Crash, Cottishall, 12/43.'

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...

  • 544th Bomb Squadron

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.

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 01:06:09 bombercommand Changes to caption and place associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
09 February 2015 01:04:07 bombercommand Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

384thbombgroup.com

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:54 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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