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jarol

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Hello! Welcome gentlemen!

My name is Jaroslaw Ludowski, I have 47 years and deal with the history of aviation.
I live in Poland, Lubań, near Görlitz, where in 15 march 1945. crashed the plane B-17G No 44-6555 with crew of the pilot 1st Lt Walter Griffeth. That day 109 planes B-17 bombed Oil Rafinery Ruhland, near Dresden, Germany.

The plane
was hit by flak
on target and headed for the side soviet position, about 40 miles Est. Last know position - 5 miles due N. Görlitz.

I know MACR 12999 and i know, crew
survived a plane crash and happily returned to base. But I dont know what happened to them after the shootings by flak.
Are they came to slavery? Did they find their Soviet soldiers?
The plane landed or crashed?

On the Internet, I can not find any other information. I would write the publication of this disaster and I miss information.

jarol

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A moment ago I found on a forum such information written by Jwimer on 10/03/12

"Greetings, 

I am looking for information regarding the aircraft flown, and crew that my grandfather 2nd Lt. Walter Leo Griffeth served with. He rarely spoke of his experience, but I do know that he piloted a B-17 and was shot down over Hungary, he remained a POW until the end of the war. "


http://rascal2.websitetoolbox.com/post/2nd-lt-walter-leo-griffteth-6034338

I am shocked and I see a chance of reaching the fate of the crew. But this information Lt Griffeth the end of war was in the camp in Hungary. It is surely impossible. According MACR 12999 on 1945 March 15, he was flying over Ruhland.
jarol

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None of you can not help me?
No response?

I searched the internet and besides that the crew went to a German camp and then at the end 45r. returned to the United States do not know anything.
It is a pity that in a situation when someone wants to describe the history of Polish B-17, No 44-6555 does not receive any help from the source.
It's very sad.
So thank you and best regards. As you can see I lost time by logging into this forum.
Glovar1950_1963

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Hello! Welcome gentlemen!

My name is Jaroslaw Ludowski, I have 47 years and deal with the history of aviation.
I live in Poland, Lubań, near Görlitz, where in 15 march 1945. crashed the plane B-17G No 44-6555 with crew of the pilot 1st Lt Walter Griffeth. That day 109 planes B-17 bombed Oil Rafinery Ruhland, near Dresden, Germany.

The plane
was hit by flak
on target and headed for the side soviet position, about 40 miles Est. Last know position - 5 miles due N. Görlitz.

I know MACR 12999 and i know, crew
survived a plane crash and happily returned to base. But I dont know what happened to them after the shootings by flak.
Are they came to slavery? Did they find their Soviet soldiers?
The plane landed or crashed?

On the Internet, I can not find any other information. I would write the publication of this disaster and I miss information.

Hello, Mr. Ludowski.

My name is Paul Globus. I am 68 years old and live in Montreal, Canada. I have information on B17 44-6555. The information comes directly from Gerald Koty, the radio operator. Gerald Koty, who died in 1997, was my uncle and I spoke to him often about this chapter in his life.

If you send me an email at paulglobus@gmail.com, I would happy to share with you all that know about the crew and what transpired after the crash.

Looking forward to hearing from you.

Paul Globus


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