Airwar over Denmark

Airwar over Denmark

 By Søren C. Flensted


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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 grave.

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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