Geschichte der
B-17 #42-107037

Delivered Tulsa 3/2/44; Dow Fd 16/3/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 13/3/44; transferred 452BG Deopham Green [ -H] 14/3/44; suffered battle damaged and crash landed near Caister, Norfolk, with McKenzie; Salvaged 11/4/44.

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  1. von Roland Harbord am 28. Juni 2019 19:41 Uhr

    Hi does anyone have any more information on this incident or the crew involved please. My Father lived locally and remembers this crash.
    Thanks
    Roland

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    • von Ben Barker am 22. Juli 2019 11:39 Uhr

      Hi Roland,

      I’m not sure whether this will be of much use to you if you, but the Norfolk Heritage Explorer contains a possible entry for this event (HER 27477). This identifies a possible aircraft crash site close to Nova Scotia Farm, to the west of Caister-on-Sea. An aerial photo taken in May of 1944 shows disturbance in the field that is believed to be the result of the recovery of the aircraft.

      If your father could confirm that this location corresponds to the area where he recalls the crash occuring it would be great to update the Norfolk Historic Environment Record with this extra detail?

      The Norfolk Heritage Explorer can be found here : http://www.heritage.norfolk.gov.uk/
      A „simple search“ for NHER Number 27477 should bring up the relevent entry.

      Good luck with your search.

      Kind regards,

      Ben Barker

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