B-17G Fortress of the 728th Bombardment Squadron after making a forced landing 8km west of Schillig, Germany due to flak damage over Rostock, Apr 11, 1944. All 10 crew members survived and were taken prisoner

Caption   B-17G Fortress of the 728th Bombardment Squadron after making a forced landing 8km west of Schillig, Germany due to flak damage over Rostock, Apr 11, 1944. All 10 crew members survived and were taken prisoner ww2dbase
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Added By David Stubblebine
Added Date 18 Feb 2014

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
18 Feb 2015 12:26:50 AM

This photo often appears listing the airplane’s nickname as "Flatbush Floogie" and sometimes even more incorrectly as "Flatbush Floozie" but this probably stems from confusion with another B-17 in the same squadron with a similar serial number that was named "Flatbush Floogie." This aircraft most likely had no nickname and no nose art.
2. Anonymous says:
11 Oct 2019 04:35:14 PM

My dad was radio op on this one. They were lucky and survived luft stahlag 17 as well. He passed away in 2002. He was critical of the navigator according to my mother. But I was a GI too, and know that GI's tend to gripe -

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WW2-Era Place Name Schillig, Lower Saxony, Germany
Lat/Long 53.7223, 7.9098


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