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B 17F 42-3286 crashed Kiel Bay 13/6-1943.
The aircraft belonged to USAAF, 8 Air Force, 95 Bomb Group, 336 Bomb Squadron
and was coded ET-E.
T/O Framlingham. OP: Kiel.
The aircraft is reported to have been hit after having passed the target and
crashed in Kiel Bay with the loss of all onboard.
Pilot Lt Austin V. Stone, Navigator 2nd Lt. Bernard D. Sharpe, Bombardier 2nd Lt
Charles D. Johnson, Top turret gunner Sgt R.D.Cloar, Radio operator Sgt Graydon
W. Spellman, Ball gunner Sgt Clayton E. Broch, Waist gunner Howard Buller, waist
gunner Sgt John A. Richardson and tail gunner Sgt Charles S. Bruce have no known
The body of Co pilot 2nd Lt Cerbert Walter was found washed ashore on Kastager
beach near Nalskov on the island of Lolland and was laid to rest in Svinø
cemetery on 26/7-1943.
On 8/5-1948 his body was disinterred and evacuated to the U.S. Military
Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condron in Belgium.
Today he rests in Netherlands American Cemetery, Margraten, Holland.
Sources: BS, FB, ABMC.
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