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Crash Site B17G Oirschot

Crash site of the American B17G bomber.
This bomber, number 42-107225 and nicknamed 'Johnny Reb', had taken off from the Deopham Green airfield in Norfolk, England, along with other 452 Bomber Group bombers, for a bombing of Nuremberg. Above Oerle, the aircraft was hit by anti-aircraft guns and the crew left the aircraft by parachute. The aircraft flew unmanned until it crashed at this location.

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  • Text: Willem Visser
  • Photos: Kees van de Loo