457th Bomb Group More Photos of 42-31552, My Buddy
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Parts of s/n 42-31552, My Buddy, that crashed into a mountain in Switzerland. The pilot and all the officers were killed and all the rest of the crew survived and were POW's or interned.
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Pieces of My Buddy that crashed into a mountain in Switzerland.
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The mountainous area of Switzerland where 42-31552, My Buddy, crashed.
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This is the remains of plane s/n 42-31552. The plane was piloted by Lt Kerr and was attempting to seek asylum in Switzerland. The plane was badly shot up on a mission to Munich, Germany. The plane crashed into a mountainside and all the officers were killed. Of the rest of the crew, one parachuted into Switzerland and was interned, the othere parachuted into Germany and became POW's.
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More wreckage from the crash of "My Buddy".
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Major Smith and Capt Seesenguth and lead crew on mission to Ellingen, Germany on Feb 23rd, 1945. The officers of the crew were Maj. Smith, Capt D. Seesenguth, Cpt R. Byers, Lt F. Basuil, Capt K. Taylor
Some aluminum pieces in the mountains in 2006
More wreckage in the mountain in 2006
Recovery in the mountains in 2006
Recovery in the mountains in 2006
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