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B-17 #41-2414

Delivered Salt Lake Strategic Arms Depot (SAD) 9-Nov-41; crashed burned out Fort Douglas 12-Nov-41. Salvaged. Never served in the UK.

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  1. von Mike Wenger am 28. September 2017 20:53 Uhr

    Citation:
    1st Lt. Walter S. Johnson, „Squadron Diary“ (88th Recon Sq.), AFHSO, Bolling AFB, File Sq-Bomb-435-Hi Dec/41-Nov/42, Microfilm Reel A0614, p.1.

    „On November 13 [sic], while men were refuelling one of the new E’s we had just received, fire started from a source or cause not positively determined and the entire plane and equipment was lost.“

    Citation:
    Robert E. Thacker, interview with J. Michael Wenger, 14 August 2004, p.1.

    Additionally, this incident did not occur at Ft. Douglas, which was the location where the crews were quartered. Rather, the incident occurred nine miles to the west on the other side of Salt Lake City at the municipal airport, which was the operating base of the 88th Reconnaissance Squadron.

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 28. September 2017 21:00 Uhr

      Thank you for these information!

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