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B-17 Fortress Jaynee B plate

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  • Nom
    B-17 Fortress Jaynee B plate
  • Date
    1944-03-20
  • Lieu
    PLOUHINEC
  • Contribution
    BOUDOT Philippe
  • ID
    1759.1869

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B-17 Fortress Jaynee B plate
B-17 Fortress Jaynee B plate

Plaque B-17 Jaynee B
On March 20, 1944, the flying fortressB-17 Jaynee B of the 381st Bomb Group, 535th bomb squadron of the 8th US Air Force took off from England to bomb Mannheim.
Following difficult weather conditions but above all mechanical problems the B-17 piloted by Lieutenant George Mc Intosh attempts a ditching.

The crew was rescued by sailors from the "avant garde" a fishing boat registered in the port of Audierne. The crew were aboard a dinghy as the plane sank.
The ship deposited the American crew at the nearest point where the Germans were waiting...

Crew:

1st Lt George Benett Jr McInstosh. Pilot, captured.
2nd Lt Robert John Fowler, Copilot, captured.
1st Lt Nicholas Richard Rabay, navigator, captured.
2nd Lt Carl William Dittus, bombardier, captured.
T/Sergeant Harry F Dever, mechanic, captured.
T/Sergeant Russel Myron Rose, radio, captured.
S/Sergeant Garland Chandler Carson, machine gunner, captured.
S/Sergeant Robert Stanley Matcham, machine gunner, captured.
S/Sergeant Eugene Francis Copp, machine gunner, captured.
S/Sergeant Clyde Vandon Craig, machine gunner, captured.

 
B-17 Fortress Jaynee B plate
Crédit photo Philippe Boudot.
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B-17 Fortress Jaynee B plate

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