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Re: Anyone Know the location of this B17 crash?
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2018, 18:02:28 »
Mid air collision between two USAAF B-17G's over the Thames 19th June 1944.
The two aircraft, both of the 525nd Bomb Squadron, 379th Bomb Group based at Kimbolton, Cambridgeshire, were returning from a mission when they collided.

The complete crew of B-17 44-6133, not mentioned in Paul's link.

2nd Lt Armand J Ramcitti. Pilot. Killed in action.

2nd Lt William J Hager. Co-pilot. KIA.

2nd Lt Donald F Watson. Navigator. KIA.

Staff Sgt Cecil A Tognazzini. Flight engineer/Top turret gunner. KIA.

Sgt Richard Ritter. Radio operator. KIA.

Staff Sgt John P Burke. Ball turret gunner. KIA.

Corporal Paul R Haynes. Waist gunner. KIA.

Sgt Warren G Oaks. Tail gunner. KIA.

?   Theo Chronoplos. Bombardier. Returned to duty.

A second account of the collision can be found @


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Re: Anyone Know the location of this B17 crash?
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 16:50:43 »
The wreckage was pretty well known about when I joined the Allhallows Yacht Club in about 1970. You could see it from the foreshore, about midway between the club and the East Blyth sea mark. It used to come and go depending on how stormy it had been.

Some enterprising scamps from the club salvaged the upper turret phosphor bronze gun mounting ring and the police made an appearance when they were trying to fire some salvaged ammo by holding it in a vice and hitting it with a hammer.....

Rumour has it that someone salvaged the guns but I wouldn't know about that would I........

Sadly there is no trace of the wreckage visible

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Anyone Know the location of this B17 crash?
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2009, 21:11:13 »
Was just reading this story from North of the River An intersting account of a mid air accident.
And it states a B17 crashed in the mud at Allhallows,Anyone know the location and if its still there ???
Maybe it's big horse I'm a Londoner. :{


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