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Old 8th May 2017, 10:17
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Exclamation B-17 43-38228 emergency landing Melsbroek a/f Belgium

Hello ,

On december 12 1944 B-17G-80-BO 43-38228 from the 493BG made a emergency landing at Melsbroek airfield in Belgium during a raid to Darmstadt. Is there someone who knows the crew involved ?

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Old 10th May 2017, 09:32
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Re: B-17 43-38228 emergency landing Melsbroek a/f Belgium

Hello Alain,

Thanks to the kind help of Darren JELLEY (493rd BG archives), I became the following information:

A/C: 43-38228 Sqdn: 861 MACR: Mission: 092 Crew Details :

DeWOLSKI CONSTANTINE T LT Pilot
Erickson George A T/Sgt Flight Engineer
Fales Robert H S/Sgt Waist Gunner
Gehm Robert B T/Sgt Radio Operator
HILDEBRANDT ARTHUR T 2/LT Bombardier
HOTCHKISS GEORGE G LT Navigator
RAMSEY RUFUS T (Jr) LT co-Pilot
Sturm Alan W S/Sgt Ball Turret Gunner
Wender Arthur J S/Sgt Tail Gunner

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