Discussion in '96th BG - Snetterton' started by KHL, Mar 26, 2017.
Okay, thank you for the update.
I will. I was just talking to my friend whose family I am researching this for that in all likelihood, there is also a German combat after action report on this. I should be able to find out the fighter squadron, type of fighter, pilot, etc. on this action.
I am so sorry, but I don't get them on the phone.
I have sent the local priest an e-mail.
Hope this works.
Gentlemen, three cheers or more (or triple likes ) for Dirk Hartmann.
He has breaking news he surely will post this evening
Dirk has found the crashsite and even a witness. KHL, please hold onto this topic.
He is going to reach out for one of the community concerning the graves.
Obit James Fitzpatrick
just returning from Diesten and the meeting with the last eyewitness of the crash. Due to his words about the Loss of B-17 42-38190, it was an Air Combat with German Fighters over the Area north of Celle.... little time later he heard that a Bomber had crashed in the vicinity of the "Lindhorst Farm" and went to the place by bike. Due to his words....there was nothing which look like a Plane....only small Parts of the Bomber lying in the Forest and days later People were talking about that bigger Parts with dead Flyers inside, founding r. a. 2 Kilometres east of the Farm in the Forest and the Area around.... the wreckage Parts were scattered over an wide Area....
This morning, Mr. Rieckmann show me that Place, ....really wide Forest Area .... with no chance to find any signs of the crash ...
Thanks again everyone for helping in that case...
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