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B-17F 42-30036

Aircraft Details

Serial Number: 42-30036
Name: Not Known
Manufacturer: Built by the Boeing Airplane Company, B-17F-85-BO, Camouflage
Squadron: 546th Bombardment Squadron (H)
Squadron ID Code: 546th
Start Date: 1 April 1943. Original AC.
Missions: No combat missions flown with the 384th.
End Date: 12 June 1943. Air Accident: Mid-air collision during landing, after training mission.
Related Documents:Accident Report # 43-06-12-502 (29.679 MB)
Photo Album: Aircraft 42-30036 Photo Album
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B-17F Aircraft 42-30036 Was Assigned To 1 Mission Manned by 384th BG Personnel,
Earning Combat Credit For 0 Of Them
Number Date Target Results Mission/Sortie Information
--12 June 1943Training
(Non-Combat)
Crashed In Allied TerritoryCrashed due to a collision with aircraft 42‑30131 on short final while landing at Grafton Underwood after a training mission. Pilot (2Lt Ellwood Kowalski) executed a pull-up maneuver upon observing red light from control tower and struck aircraft 42‑30131 (pilot 2Lt F Witt) which was just above. All five crew aboard Kowalski's aircraft were killed: crew aboard Lt Witt's aircraft survived uninjured. Aircraft 42‑30036 was not following established traffic pattern prior to collision.
Sortie Report