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Crash Site B17 A/C 42-5829 "Memorial Kusy"

During a mission to bomb factories near Kassel-Bettenhausen (DE) the B17 A/C 42-5829 "Flying Jenny" crashed here at 08:15 on 30 July 1943. The aircraft was attacked by German anti-aircraft (FLAK) and fighters on its way back and shot down by Uffz. Gerd Wiegand (8/JG26) in a Fw 190. 4 of the crew were killed and the other 6 were captured.

1st Lt. Hoveland Lawrence B. - Pilot
2nd Lt. Kusy Stanley A. - Co Pilot
2nd Lt. Johnston William E. Navigator
2nd Lt. Williams David L - Bomber
T/Sgt. Williams Stanley - Radio operator
S/Sgt. Denny Carl L. - Left machine gun gunner
S/Sgt. Manista Stanley F. - Machine gun gunner right
S/Sgt. Blanton Joseph W. - Machine gun gunner center right
S/Sgt. Oman Andrew J. - Machine gun gunner center left
S/Sgt. Wamsley Thiel - Rear Shooter

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  • Text: Joost Verheijden
  • Photos: Joost Verheijden