Geschichte der
B-17 #42-31480 / Reich’s Ruin

Delivered Cheyenne 10/11/43; Kearney 28/11/43; Gr Island 4/12/43; Romulus 5/12/43; Presque Is 10/12/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG Chelveston 27/12/43; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 20/5/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. REICH’S RUIN.

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  1. von Robert Fitch am 31. Mai 2019 17:09 Uhr

    Dean Sanner (pilot), back row second from left, was my dad’s cousin. Served in WW2, Korea and Vietnam. He completed 35 missions in Reich’s Ruin, was then transferred to recon, where he flew a de Haviland Mosquito (MM370 I think) His plane went down during an Operation Aphrodite mission on the Harve U-boat pens in France (the day after Joseph Kennedy was killed in the same mission series) He was captured on Aug 14, 1944 and spent the remainder of the war a POW. My dad told me the bare bones of this story many times, but I discovered the details only after searching for records online.


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