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Miki

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Hello Friends,

Am looking for any info about B-17, 297544, that was crashed in Serbia August 17th 1944i Any crew photo is welcome or email contact.

Best regards from Serbia and many thanx,
cheers, Miki
Swindy

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Miki,  I'll see what I have on that plane.  I don't think I have any photos of it but I'll check.
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Joel
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I do not have a photo of the bomber in question and it carried no name as far as I can determine.  Nor do I have a photo of the crew that was in the plane when it went down (due to mechanical problems possibly since the plane caught fire before even reaching the Initial Point where the bomb run would have begun.)  I believe from reading the Missing Air Crew Report that all of the crew was able to bail out but according to witnesses, one of the parachutes appeared to be a "streamer" or failed to open.  There is no indication in the MACR if any of the crew were killed or if they were picked up by Partisans.
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svatczech

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Joel and Miki,

"The 463rd fighting" book says (page 61) that in August 1944 among killed there is Lt. Jerome Birnberg !!! Please, post MACR.

Svat., Czech

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Svat, if you mean post the MACR to the website, I cannot do that since I am not the webmaster nor do I have access to post anything on the web site. Since it is in Word docx. format, I cannot attach it here.  I would have to print it out, scan it into a .jpg file, then I could attach it here.  I'll see what I can do with it.
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Joel
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OK, here is the MACR in .jpg format.  I was mistaken in there being no information regarding casualties from this bomber going down.  After reading completely through the document I see where two airmen were positively identified as being KIA, Birnberg and Ross.

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Joel
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