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Old 17th December 2008, 22:43
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B-17 306 BG 423 BS 11 feb 1944

Hello

Having a look in MACR 2527, we find some crew members statements indicating that the plane suffered a fighters attack but according to the pilot it was dammaged by Flak.
What is the good one?

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Old 18th December 2008, 00:19
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Re: B-17 306 BG 423 BS 11 feb 1944

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# 42 - 31388
Lt. Betta Crew
Hit by Flak at IP - #3 Engine knocked out.
After Bombs Away- Hit by Flak , left Wing.
Fell out of Formation and Hit by FW 190s
B - 17 Caught Fire , 9 Crewmen Bailed out
BT Gunner KIA by 20MM from Fighters.
From Book: First Over Germany , 306th BG , by Russell Strong Pages 203 -204.
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