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B-17 42-102551 385BG/550BS crashlanding in Belgum on november 5 1944

Discussion in 'Heavy & Very Heavy Bombers' started by Alain Rosseels, Jul 25, 2017.

  1. Alain Rosseels

    Alain Rosseels New Member

    Hello ,

    Can someone help me withe the names of the crewmembers of this aircraft who made a crashlanding in Belgium. The pilot was Mellors James W.
    Thank you already for your help.

  2. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    No crew member list but good description of this loss which they show on 25 Nov 44 here


    Osborne: 42-102551 Delivered: Cheyenne 12/3/44; Kearney 5/4/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned: 550BS/385BG [SG-F] Gt Ashfield 20/4/44; battle damage Merseburg 25/11/44 Pilot: Mellors; crash-landed Renoixe, Fr'; Salvaged. 23/1/45. SKY GODDESS.
    Baugher: http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_5.html B-17G-55-BO-42-102551
    condemned missing operational flight Nov 26, 1944

    nothing found here http://www.385thbga.com/ (might have missed something), and no MACR on fold3
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
  3. terveurn

    terveurn Active Member

    From my book (Scott you really need to purchase and not depend on Osborne)

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  4. 25Kingman49

    25Kingman49 Well-Known Member

    Thank you, Dave. I own your book, just not digitally as you do as the author. Just wanted to see if you were paying attention...


    No very pretty this way. (proof of purchase) per your direction.
    42-102551 [1].jpg
    42-102551 [2].jpg
    Last edited: Jul 25, 2017
  5. terveurn

    terveurn Active Member


    I know you own the book -- just busting your beans......

  6. Alain Rosseels

    Alain Rosseels New Member

    Thank you all for your great help.


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