Salvaged radio receiver from B-17, 42-31192 (YB-R), crashed in Farabol, Sweden. On display on local exhibition.
Memorial at site for crashed B-17, 42-31192 (YB-R), 351st BG. Farabol, Sweden.
Information (in Swedish) at crash site memorial B-17, 42-31192 (YB-R), Farabol, Sweden. Oct 7th 1944. Picture shows some of the crew members: "Top row, from left: Candelaria; 2nd Jensen; 3rd Crawford. Front row, 2nd from left: Wilson; 3rd Christiansen and Rooney".
Farabol is a small rural place in the region Blekinge, in southern Sweden. B-17, 42-31192 (YB-R), 351st BG, 508th BS with crew from 509th BS, crashed here during force landing, October 7th 1944 after been hit by flak over Politz, north Germany. After being hit, with only one engine working, they tried to reach Sweden crossing the Baltic Sea. 5 were killed on crash site or in ambulance, 2 died in hospital, 2 survived and were interned, later transferred back to England. During force landing, the pilot tried to avoid potato picking workers in the intended field and crashed in the woods nearby. There is a memorial at the site, quite hard to find, in a small dirt road.
Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
Einer Petersen served as pilot and co-pilot with 8th AF, 351st BG, 509th BS out of Polebrook, England. 25 missions. His original crew finished their tours before Petersen. At the day of his death October 7th 1944 he was assigned as pilot to aircraft B...
Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
See double entry. Served with 351st BG at Polebrook, England. KIA when crash landing with B-17 G #42-31192 (YB-R) in Farabol Sweden Oct 7th 1944. MACR 9566.
Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
Killed in Action (KIA). Served co-pilot with 8th AF, 351st BG, 509th BS at Polebrook, England. On his 2nd mission, Oct 7th 1944, the target was synthetic oil factories in Politz, Germany. The pilot, Einer Petersen with 25 missions, were a replacement...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 30/9/43; Scott Fd 24/10/43; Presque Is 1/11/43; with Roy Parsons force landed Meeeks Fd, Iceland 12/11/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG Deenethorpe 13/11/43; transferred 509BS/351BG [RQ-R] Polebrook 3/12/43; 508th BS [YB-R]; Missing in...