Geschichte der B-17 #40-2045

Delivered 30BS-14BS/7BG Clark Fd, Phillipines 11-Feb-40; shot down by enemy aircraft at Luzon, Philippines 10-Dec-41. First USAAF B-17 lost in combat. No MACR issued.

Details 40-2045

Erste B-17 der US Air Force im Zweiten Weltkrieg, die beim Kampfeinsatz verloren ging.

Boeing B-17C 40-2045 stürzte 8 Kilometer östlich von Clark Field ab. Die Leichen von Captain Kelly und Sergeant Delehanty wurden an der Absturzstelle gefunden.

“The wreckage was found along a rural road 2 miles west of Mount Aryat (Mount Aryat is about 5 miles east of Clark Field). The tail assembly was missing. Parts . . . were scattered over an area of 500 yards. The right wing with two engines still in place remained almost intact although it was burning when the search party arrived. The fuselage and left side of the plane were badly wrecked and burned. T/Sgt Delehanty’s body was lying about 50 yards north of the wreckage. Capt Kelly’s body . . . was found very near the wreckage with his parachute unopened. . . .”

Narrative Report of Flight of Captain Colin P. Kelly, Air Corps, O-20811 (deceased) on Dec 10, 1947, by Eugene L. Eubank, Colonel, Air Corps, Commanding, Headquarters, 5th Bomber Command, Malang, Java, Feb 19, 1942

Quelle: https://www.thisdayinaviation.com/10-december-1941/

Crew 40-2045

PositionRang/RankNameStatusBemerkung/Note
PCPTColin Purdie Kelly Jr.KIA
CP2LTDon RobbinsKIA
BOMBSGTMeyer LevinWIA
ENG/TTT/SGTBill DelahanyWIA
RO---Rob AltmanRTD
BT---Willard MoneyRTD
WG---UnknownRTD
WG---UnknownRTD
TG---Jim HalfyardRTD

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