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96th BG Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress after crash-landing. | by Konabish ~ Greg Bishop
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96th BG Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress after crash-landing.

4 February, 1944 Boeing B-17F-90-BO Flying Fortress, 42-30188, "Temptation", with nose art of a black cat considering dropping a bomb, previously "Kats Sass II", 'MZ S' of the 413th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group, during takeoff for a Frankfort mission, suffers runaways on Nos. 1 and 2 propellers. Lt. Joseph Meacham attempts landing at near-by as yet unfinished base, but crash lands at East Shropham, Norfolk, NNW of RAF Snetterton Heath. All eleven crew survive but the aircraft is damaged beyond repair and is written off, fit only for parts salvage. (From "List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft 1940–44"


The location was identified as 3 miles from Snetterton Heath USAAF Airfield, England. The top turret machine gun position appears damaged. Unknown if any crew were injured/KIA. Date listed, 04-FEB-1944 : Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress - United States Army Air Force (USAAF) Registration: 42-30188. Airplane damage: Written off (damaged beyond repair)




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Taken on February 4, 1944