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Old 12th March 2012, 11:02
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Re: US aircraft wrack to id.

Next details and parts from the same wrack will be soon.

On one small pipe was text: HAMILTON BEACH , another detail from wrack - big pice of black rubber with text: INSIDE NEXT TO FUEL https://picasaweb.google.com/1181984...52931600568914
We have a lot of new parts but first we have to washe them and next make a lot of photos for better id.

Finally we would like to agree type of aircraft and (maybe if it will be possible list of crew members).

Best regards,

KrisJG3


Some US Air Force reports about missions over Politz:
  1. Charles McGrew: USAAF Chronology - April, 1944 (ang.). ---> See date: 11.04.1944 -> 52 pcs - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress -> US Air Force
  2. Charles McGrew: USAAF Chronology - Maj, 1944 (ang.). ---> See date: 29.05.1944 -> 224 pcs B-24 -> US Air Force ---> see: May 29, 1944 Mission #6 Politz : http://valortovictory.tripod.com/1944-05.html http://www.luftwaffe.cz/grunberg.html (Grunberg- He claimed his 70th victory on 29 May, when he shot down a USAAF B-17 ??? four-engine bomber near Stettin.) ; See Mission nr. 63: http://tinpan.fortunecity.com/aprils.../missions.html
  3. 29 May 1944 Mission #95 Target: Politz (ang.). B24.NET. ---> See date: 29.05.1944 -> 224 pcs B-24 -> US Air Force
  4. Charles McGrew: USAAF Chronology - June, 1944 (ang.). ---> See date: 20.06.1944 -> 245 pcs B-24 -> US Air Force
  5. 20 June 1944 - Missions #116 & #117 - Targets: Politz & Crepy
  6. Charles McGrew: USAAF Chronology - August, 1944 (ang.). ---> See date: 25.06.1944 -> 169 pcs Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress -> US Air Force
  7. Charles McGrew: USAAF Chronology - October, 1944 (ang.). ---> See date: 07.10.1944 -> 142 pcs Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress -> US Air Force ---> http://www.cloudnet.com/~jfb/
B17 - hitted during mission over Politz:

"... Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Battlin' Betty"
Vega B-17G-1-VE Flying Fortress
s/n 42-39847
614th BS, 401st BG, 8th AF
Shot down by flak and fighters on the April 11,1944 mission to bomb the synthetic oil refinery ( Hydrierwerke) at Politz/Sorau. The entire crew became POW's
The crew on her last mission:
2ndLt. F.L. Shaw - pilot
2ndLt. W.R. Cole - copilot
2ndLt. E.W. Engelhardt - navigator
2ndLt. A.L. Autrey - bombardier
S/Sgt. K.A. Terroux - radio operator
T/Sgt. R.W. Macomber - engineer/top turret gunner
Sgt. R.O. Hurd - ball turret gunner
S/Sgt. H.A. Highlen - tail gunner
S/Sgt. R.T. Gordon - waist gunner
S/Sgt. C.K. Seagren - waist gunner ..."

See photo: http://www.flickr.com/photos/18532986@N07/4509561315/

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