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Old 25th August 2018, 11:46
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B-17G "Berlin Special" 42-31984, crashed 44

Hello,

I am looking for a colleague in Belgium for information of the B-17G-35-BO, "Berlin Special" 42-31984 from the 92nd Bomb Group (Podington, GB), crashed on 20.07.1944 at Leopoldsburg. He is working on the aviation history in this region.

I would particularly like to know if there are German KU- or AV-reports about this crash.
Many thanks for your help.

Best regards
Matthias
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Old 25th August 2018, 15:03
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Re: B-17G "Berlin Special" 42-31984, crashed 44

The MACR 7408 for 42-31984 on fold3.com has at least 14 translated pages from KU-2540.
It also has a page from KU-2544. (The Germans may have mixed up some crews.)

For those with fold3 access, MACR starts here:
https://www.fold3.com/image/28725197?terms=7408

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Old 26th August 2018, 09:18
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Hello ,

Take a look at this link :

http://aircraft-crashes-belgium.jouw...-17-g/toestel2

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Old 26th August 2018, 09:51
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Here some more on the crew :

Stein 04/01/1921 New-York
Kennedy 07/02/1924 Danville Virginia enlisted 11/04/1943 + 15/11/1998 Richmond Vancouver
Clerkin Boston Massachusettes , enlisted Fairfield Bay Arkansas 08/01/1943
Burbank 15/03/1916 17/10/2010 Nashville Tennessee
Kocon 20/01/1918 enlisted 29/12/1941 +25/12/2005 St-Mary Catholic Cemetery County Lower PA
Jones 11/08/1918
Noble 23/10/1913 + 16/09/1998 Forth Worth Texas
Crouch 07/10/1923 enlisted 16/02/1943 + 12/05/1998
Cook Jetty retired from the USAF 1975
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Old 26th August 2018, 15:40
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Re: B-17G "Berlin Special" 42-31984, crashed 44

On the same site mentioned above, there are pages for each crewman. This page is for Stein, and it has the links to the other crewmen's pages.

http://aircraft-crashes-belgium.jouw...illiam-h-stein


There are also six E&E reports at the National Archives:

Burbank: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556774

Cook: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556775

Jones: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556776

Crouch: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556777

Nobel: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556778

Stein: https://catalog.archives.gov/id/5556949

(There are also summary pages for each of these reports in the MACR.)



A long link about Jetty Cook: http://www.remember-history.com/my-heroes/jetty-cook/

An interview with Jetty Cook: http://digitalarchive.pacificwarmuse...9coll1/id/2046

Obit: http://grimesfuneralchapels.com/obit...y-r-cook/1125/
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Old 26th August 2018, 19:49
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Re: B-17G "Berlin Special" 42-31984, crashed 44

Hey, you are all very fast.

Many thanks for your help. I will pass on your many information directly. In the meantime, I continue to search for German documents.

Best regards
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