SORTIE REPORT #11753
Event Date: 1944-11-16
SORTIE DATA:
COMBAT CREDIT STATUS TARGET ATTACKED (MODE)
No Crashed In Allied Territory
Comments: During an administrative flight to Villacoublay Airfield, near Paris, France, weather closed in forcing a diversion to A-46 (Toussous le Noble). Through a misunderstanding, pilot landed on a runway that was closed to B-17 traffic. The right main gear sank into a filled bomb crater at the end of the landing roll, damaging portions of the right wing, engines, and propellors. There were no injuries to personnel.
Non-Combat Sortie
SORTIE AIRCRAFT DATA:
TYPE SERIAL NUMBER SQUADRON SQ CODE NAME
B-17G 43‑38588 546th BK*D EILEEN'S KINDERGARTEN
SORTIE CREW DATA:
POSITION CREWMEMBER UNIT STATUS
Pilot Smith, Dale Orville GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Co-pilot Milton, Theodore Ross GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Navigator Chapin, Robert Charles GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Bombardier Crown, Richard Keith GpHQ Completed, Uninjured
Radio Operator Hayes, David Newcombe 546 Completed, Uninjured
Engineer/Top Turret Rosenfield, Arthur (NMI) 546 Completed, Uninjured
Passenger Ellis, Harold Richard 546 Completed, Uninjured
SORTIE-RELATED DOCUMENTS:
TYPE IDENTIFICATION
ACCIREPAccident Report # 44-11-16-534
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