On a journey of discovery to historical sites? Download the TracesOfWar app directly on Google Play or the Apple App Store.

Crash Site Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 42-37738

This U.S. B-17G bomber expoded over the Velsen blast furnaces in the night of 22 December 1943. It was hit by Flak in German airspace. Of the ten crew members, only one was killed. The remaining nine were captured.

Do you have more information about this location? Inform us!


  • Text: Kaj Metz
  • Photos: USAAF

52.477894, 4.600109