Absturzstelle B-17 Bomber "Flying-Fortress"

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  • Stefan28

    Here, a wooden cross commemorates the crash of an American B-17 bomber, also known as the Flying Fortress, on February 22, 1944.
    The B-17, on its way from the English airfield Thurleighauf to Gotha, was shot down by German fighters.
    Of the 10 crew members survived only the 20-year gunner Bill Huddelston (Texas), who could save himself with his parachute.

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    • May 18, 2017

  • M B

    "On February 22, an American B-17" Flying Fortress "(German:" Flying Fortress ") was shot down by German fighter jets and crashed in the forest between Daaden and Emmerzhausen (near the Hellerhöhenweg), only the 20-year gunner Bill Huddelston (Texas) survived the shooting - he had jumped off his parachute - a soldier from Emmerzhausen saw the plane crash and set off for the plane, finding a soldier who was still alive, who was taken to the hospital Daaden was brought, but died on the way to the hospital after churches.The deceased soldiers were buried in the cemetery ("Friedhofsweg") in Emmerzhausen, later transferred to a memorial cemetery to Holland.

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    • May 3, 2018

  • Horst (habe fertig)

    Poor pigs who wanted to help end a dictatorship ..

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    • June 30, 2019

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Location: Siegerland-Wittgenstein, Siegen-Wittgenstein, Arnsberg District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

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