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B-17 43-38402 on mission to Nuremberg Germany 21 Feb 1945 | by John Funk from Golden Colorado
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B-17 43-38402 on mission to Nuremberg Germany 21 Feb 1945

Close up of B-17 43-38402 on mission to Nurnberg Germany 21 Feb 1945. This is a detailed cut-out from an original image at: www.flickr.com/photos/johnfunk/5303331905

 

Lew Funk's mission log from this day states: 2-21-45 Nurnberg Germany, Marshalling Yard PFF, Lots of Flak, Saw red colored flak near battle lines, one bust punctured the ship right beside me. Pilot Hemmersly, Ship #271, Time 8:25

 

Online Comments on Flickr:

 

Sheley, D., Online posting, January 8, 2011

un-named aircraft

Boeing B-17G-85-BO Flying Fortress

s/n 43-38402

391st BS, 34th BG, 8th AF

Flown by the 1at Lt. Rubin Bass crew (Combat Crew #96) on this mission.

This aircraft was lost in a mid-air collision with another B-17 from the 452nd Bomb Group, killing both crews.

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