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  • Nom
    Crash B-17F 42-5717
  • Date
    1943-02-16
  • Lieu
    GUILLAC
  • Contribution
    Eric Le Bourvellec
  • ID
    3362.3486

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Memorials
Crash B-17F 42-5717
Crash B-17F 42-5717

Stele in tribute to the American crew of B-17 Fortress n°42-5717 of the 306th Bomb Group, 423rd Bomb Squadron of the 8th US Air Force Army, shot down on February 16, 1943 by a German fighter and the FLAK.

7 members died

★ Cpt William H Warner, pilot, rests in Saint-James American Cemetery (Plot I, row 11, grave 11)
★ 2nd LT Arnold R Carlson, co-pilot, lies in St James American Cemetery (Plot I, row 15, grave 11)
★ 1st LT Lewis H Utley, navigator, lies in St James American Cemetery (Plot J, row 8, grave 15)
★ S/Sgt Colon E Neeley, machine gunner, rests in the USA.
★ S/Sgt Robert D Kisling, machine-gunner, rests in Saint-James American Cemetery (Plot I, row 11, grave 7)
★ S/Sgt William E Williams, machine-gunner, rests in Saint-James American Cemetery (Plot I, row 7, grave 11).
★ S/Sgt Walter C Morgan, machine-gunner, rests in the USA.

and 3 survivors

★ 1st LT Robert E Kylius, bombardier (returned to England)
★ T/Sgt Edward F Espitallier, Radio, prisoner.   
★ T/Sgt Clairborne W Wilson, mechanic (made it back to England)


On the same site, there is a stele in tribute to the German crew of a Junker 88a1 which crashed near the Guillac cemetery on August 26, 1940.

All 4 crew members were killed


Georg Ernst,
Richard Härtel,
Georg Orth,
Wilhelm Siepen.

Contribution and photo credit Le Bourvellec Eric

 
Crash B-17F 42-5717
Crash B-17F 42-5717.
Memoriaux
Crash B-17F 42-5717
Crash B-17F 42-5717.
Memoriaux

Crash B-17F 42-5717

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