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Fortress 43-38137

AviationPosted by Peter Smith Sat, November 25, 2017 20:39:40

In the early morning of 15th October 1944 B-17G 43-38137 lost power on take off from Sudbury, reportedly due to a failed turbo on number 4 engine and crashed through a nearby farmhouse. A young occupant of the farm lost their life as did all of the crew apart from the pilot. Although the pilot survived he spent the rest of his life hospitalised until he passed away in 1976.

Today a commemorative plaque is on the wall at Tesco near the crash site, as I saw today. Propeller remains recovered in 1976 form a memorial at Barksdale, U.S.A.

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