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Cawston

Crash site

Detailed history

Memorial dedicated on 23 June 1996, commemorating the crash that occurred on 4 January 1944.

Connections

People

  • Hoyt Burckhalter

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Evans, Rowland crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a filed and hit a ditch. 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56...

  • Marion Harkness

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Navigator, Evans, R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel...

  • Irving Kraut

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Bombardier, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' in Norfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Delbert Rasey

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    WG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel, Germany....

  • Julius Rivera

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    BTG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Melvin Samuels

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    Radio operator, Evans R crew. 382st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F 42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to...

  • John Sasson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    ETTG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Everett Scarborough

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Co-pilot, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crashed landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission #56 to Kiel,...

  • Julius Vargo

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    WG, Evans R crew. 381st BG, 535th BS, 8th AF. Crash landed on 4 January 1944 in B-17F #42-29923 'Lucky Strike' near Nolfolk due to low fuel, iced windshield. Attempted to land in a field and hit a ditch, 2 crewmembers KIA. Mission 356 to Kiel, Germany....

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2015 12:22:53 usxpat Created entry with name, latitude, longitude, history, person associations, aircraft associations and media associations
Sources

http://eastangliamemorials.blogspot.co.uk/
B-17 Flying Fortress Units of the Eighth Air Force, Martin W. Bowman, p107

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