B-17 Flying Fortress B-17 42-40011 / Schnozzle

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B-17 42-40011 / Schnozzle

Delivered Long Beach 3/11/43; Kearney 14/11/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-O] Ridgewell 22/1/44; mid-air coll with 42-97511 (381BG) peeling off over field on returning from Aschaffenberg 21/1/45, with Jim Smith, Co-pilot: Bill Dernberger, Navigator: Chas Soper, Bombardier: Bernie McCudden, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Peter Durban Jr, Radio Operator: Virgil Gray, Ball turret gunner: Don Wilson, Waist gunner: Ralph Campbell,Tail gunner: Walter Streich (9 Killed in Action); crashed in base area on approach. SCHNOZZLE.

Last updated: 8. July 2019


B-17 42-40011 / Schnozzle Details

Mid-air-collision with B-17 #42-97511 ‘Egg Haid’ on returning vom mission on 21st January 1945.


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