History of the
B-17 #41-24559 / Ooold Soljer

Assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-C] Bangor 14-Oct-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42. Sustained a mid-air collision with B-17F 42-29573 “Two Beauts” 303BG/358BS over Wellingborough, UK in 10/10ths cloud cover while on a mission to bomb the port area of Rotterdam, Holland. The right wing from the #4 engine outward was sheared off and the aircraft crashed at Mears Ashby, Northamptonshire killing 8 of the crew. 2 baled out successfully. 8KOM (Killed on Mission) 2RTD No MACR issued.

Details 41-24559 / Ooold Soljer

Mid-air-collision with B-17 42-29573 ‘Two Beauts’ on March 31st 1943.

Crew 41-24559 / Ooold Soljer

P1LTKeith O. BartlettKIA
CP1LTKent M. FitzsimmonsKIA
BOMBS/SGTClaude A. HamiltonKIA
ROT/SGTClayton S. BalcombeWIA
BTS/SGTRobert H. SangsterKIA
WGS/SGTEdward A. BradfordKIA
TGSGTWoodrow W. SmithKIA

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