Geschichte der
B-17 #42-37850

Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 30/9/43; ass 413BS/96BG [MZ-V] Snetterton 9/10/43; Transferred: to Med. Theatre Ops ’44; from Bovingdon Pilot: Walter Hottenstein forced landing two miles S of base 31/3/45; ret 9SF to USR 24/1/47. BOOTS IV.

Details 42-37850

Mid-air-collision with C-47 #43-48506 on March 31 1945. Pilot Capt. Walter P. Hottenstein. Killed all four crew members of #42-37850. Includes Pfc. Emma Jane Burrows Windham, the only female flight engineer lost in WWII while serving in a flight engineer position.

C-47 #43-48506
2nd Lt Joseph L. Cotterman.
1st Lt Maurice F. Thornburg.

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  1. von Ron Strickland am 13. September 2019 5:09 Uhr

    B-17G, 42-37850 was destroyed in a midair collision with a C-47 while on a training flight at the Bovingdon Airfield (RAF #112) 31 March1945. One of the two FEs (Flight Engineer) on 42-37850 was PFC Emma Jane (Burrows) Windham, the only female FE lost in WWII while serving in a flight engineer position. She is buried in San Fernado #3 Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.


    • von am 13. September 2019 13:14 Uhr

      Thank you for the infomation. I have added this.


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