Ground crew extinguishing fire aboard B-17 Flying Fortress bomber 'Meat Hound' of 303rd BG, US 358th BS after its crash landing at Metfield, England, United Kingdom, 11 Jan 1944

Caption     Ground crew extinguishing fire aboard B-17 Flying Fortress bomber 'Meat Hound' of 303rd BG, US 358th BS after its crash landing at Metfield, England, United Kingdom, 11 Jan 1944 ww2dbase
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Identification Code   UPL 32171
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Photos on Same Day 11 Nov 1944
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
9 Mar 2010 01:31:21 AM

"Meat Hound" (B-17F-55-BO #42-29524 of 303rd BG "Hell’s Angels," 358th BS) was damaged on a massive U.S. bomber raid against Focke-Wulf airplane factories at Oschersleben, Germany. Pilot, 2Lt Jack W. Watson of Indianapolis, Indiana, ordered his crew to bail out over Holland before attempting the flight across the English Channel. Watson then crashlanded his plane at Metfield, England an auxiliary air field. Of the 9 who bailed out, 4 KIA, 4 POW, 1 evaded and returned to England 25 May 1945.

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