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Sqdn Type No Accident Crew
Poltava, 2 June 1944 Flying Fortress B-17G
Boeing B-17G 2102918, Idiot's Delight, of the 342nd Bomb Squadron on 2 June 1944. It fell to flak at Munich on 19 July 1944.  
Bradley, May 1945 Flying Fortress B-17G-65-BO
SONGOON RITA, a B-17G-65-BO (43-37509), was a veteran of 81 bomb missions and five supply missions before war's end is at Bradley Field, Connecticut in May of 1945.  
25 January 1943
Flying Fortress B-17F
Boeing B-17F 124559/PU:C, 'Ooold Soljer', of the 360th Bomb Squadron, 303rd Bomb Group, on 25 January 1943. While flown by another crew it was involved in a collision with another B-17 while assembling a formation on 31 March 1943, crashing near Wellingborough.  
16 March 1945
37 Liberator B-24
KK320/ V
Liberator B-24 KK320/ V of No 37 Squadron over Monfalcone port on 16 March 1945. Despite the damage, Saxby managed to regain control and fly the aircraft the near-300 miles back to home station at Tortorella.  
15 October 1944 398 Flying Fortress B-17G-80BO
B-17G-80BO 43-38172 8 th AF 398th BG 601st BS damaged on a bombing mission over Cologne. Germany, on 15 October 1944 S/Sgt. George E. Abbott KIA
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Sqdn Type No Accident Crew
30 October 1935 Boeing 299 NX
Crashed Model 299. The crew forgot to disengage the airplane's gust lock. Having taken off, the aircraft entered a steep climb, stalled, nosed over and crashed. Major Ployer Peter Hill and Les Tower were killed
Hickam Field
7 December 1941
Flying Fortress B-17C
B-17C AAF S/N 40-2074 at Hickam Field. An onboard fire burnt the plane in two shortly after landing on 7 December 1941. One crewman was killed
10 April 1945 464th BG Stevonovitch II B-24L
AAF Ser.No. 44-49710
B-24L Stevonovitch II (AAF Ser. No. 44-49710) of the 464th BG, hit by 2 cm FlaK 30 while supporting ground troops near Lugo, Italy, 10 April 1945. Colonel James Gilson, commanding officer of the 779th BS and nine others were killed; one waist gunner was thrown clear and survived. James Gilson and nine others KIA
448th BG B-24M
Ser.No. 44-50838
B-24M of the 448th Bombardment Group, serial number 44-50838, downed by a Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighter.
15 April 1944 483 B-17F B-17F
Boeing B-17F 25786 Whizzer II, of the 483rd Bomb Group took a direct flak hit between Nos 3 and 4 engines on 15 April 1944. The main fuel tanks took fire as the wing folded back, all in fractions of a second. All the crew members perished.  

* KIA - killed in action.

POW - prisoner of war.