26-11-1944 (SGLO T4727) Boeing B-17G 42-106994 VE-K “Little Guy”

Loss Chart on T4727
Day or Night of Operation 26 Nov 1944
Target Altenbeken
Aircraft Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Built by Boeing
c/n or Werknr
Serial or Stammkenzeichen 42-106994
Call Sign or Verbandskenzeichen VE-K
Name “Little Guy”
Unit 381BG/532BS
Air Force USAAF
Take off time
Airfield Ridgewell
Crashed at 13.00
Cause of the Crash Badly damaged. 3 engines were out
Crash Location Crashed ‘Berg en Bos’ area near Apeldoorn
Province Gelderland
Salvaged by
Salvage date
Wreckage sent to
Source SGLO Archive
Additional source Casualty Report by Jan Hey based on MACR 11205;
Last update January 2017
Function Mil Rank Name Hon Mil Reg Age Air Force Cemetery Grave Remark
Pilot 2nd Lt. K.S. Smith O-771565 USAAF USA
Co-Pilot 2nd Lt. D.F. McGurk O2058845 USAAF Survived POW
Navigator F/O. M.A. La Luzerne T-128460 USAAF Survived POW
Togglier S/Sgt. B.F. Wear 16154134 USAAF Survived POW
Engineer Sgt. R.K. Porter 13032669 USAAF Survived POW
Radio Operator Sgt. L.F. Colson 32941940 USAAF Survived POW
BT Gunner Sgt. G.E. Contreras 39863258 USAAF Margraten B-19-12
W Gunner Sgt. T. Arnold 16173436 USAAF Survived POW
T Gunner Sgt. F.R. De Lange 17144240 USAAF Survived POW

Also see:
Maart 2017 Opgegraven strijd – Archeologie van de oorlog

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