On 28 juli 1943 B-17 42-5798 of 327 Squadron 8th USAAF, made a bomb raid to Kassel. During the return flight to Alconbury, the aircraft was attacked by German fighters. This took a long time and the B-17 lost a lot of fuel. It had to make a forced landing in the Binnenveld Area. The aircraft landed without much damage. The crew wasn’t injured. Attempts to set the aircraft on fire, were unsuccessful. The entire crew was made POW.

There’s no memorial at the crash site.

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  • Text: Arjan Vrieze
  • Photos: Arjan Vrieze