Geschichte der
B-17 #42-97401 / Stinker Jr

Delivered Cheyenne 26/2/44; Kearney 14/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 601BS/398BG [3O-T] Nuthampstead 28/4/44; Missing in Action ? 17/10/44 with Hancock, Belgium ; Salvaged 8AFSC 29/11/44. STINKER JR.

Details 42-97401 / Stinker Jr

The aircraft crashed in the fields between the village of Neerwinden and Raatshoven (Racour) in Belgium.

Excerpt from a local newspaper:
‚The crew could leave the plane safely. Of course the crash attracted a lot of local people to the spot. The inhabitants of the adjacent villages gave the crew a warm welcome with food and local drinks. Suddenly the crowd got seized with panic and fear as two fighters approached in the air and started to circle over the spot. Lucky enough it were two American fighters. An American jeep came to pick up the crew and brought them to Brussels from where they went off to London the next morning.‘

Quelle: http://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/10504

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