B-17 shot down by German fighter

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B-17 shot down by German fighter

Post by Fabry » Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:31 am

Hi from Sicily!

On April 30, 1944 a B-17 was shot down by a fighter in the area between Bologna and Ferrara, Italy.
Can anybody confirm that the B-17 was shot down by a German fighter?
If yes, have you more info? Unit of the fighter, exact location?
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Re: B-17 shot down by German fighter

Post by Schultz » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:24 pm

Possibly Obrlt. Erich Thomas 2/jg53 claimed a B-17 NNE of Balogna that day 2 others claimed but that one possibly fits between Bologna and Ferrara.
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Re: B-17 shot down by German fighter

Post by Fabry » Wed Apr 22, 2009 4:21 am

Schultz,

thank you so much!
Can I ask you where you have found these info? A book? A web site?
Where was the base of the 2/jg53 in the April 1944?
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Re: B-17 shot down by German fighter

Post by Schultz » Wed Apr 22, 2009 5:01 pm

Hello Fabry,

2 sites that have always come in handy for searching info and i am very greatful to the individuals for there time to share the information they have collected.

http://www.ww2.dk/ from here the 2/jg53 was stationed at Bologna.

http://www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm
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Re: B-17 shot down by German fighter

Post by Fabry » Thu Apr 23, 2009 5:56 am

Schultz,

WOW!!!
www.lesbutler.ip3.co.uk/tony/tonywood.htm is a very beautiful and useful site!
I didin't know it, while I already knew www.ww2.dk
You are right! We must be very grateful to them!
Thank you again!

CIAO!
Fabry

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