Collision of two American B-17 bombers in the sky over Britain

B-17 bombers

The collision of two B-17 bombers (Boeing B-17G-75-BO serial number 43-38030 and Boeing B-17G-80-BO serial number 43-38133) from the 305th American air group in the sky over the English village Thurleigh.

The collision of US B-17 bombers occurred in conditions of poor visibility when the aircraft returned from the bombing of Hannover in Germany. Crews of both aircraft (18 people) were killed.

 

 

Location: Thurleigh, United Kingdom
Date: October 22, 1944

In : 1944

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