B-17G # 43-38760 OE X Lucky Lady I
95 BG 335 FS
Base: AFB Horham
target: Biblis AFB (German) near Frankfurt am Main
no MACR = plane landed on occupied territory
P Purdy Glenn T. + 1996
CoP Harris Theodore R.
Nav McEwan William A.
Bom Strauch Carl B.
Rad Schneider Edward W.
TT Miller Henry J. + 25.12.1969
WG Ganster James P. + 05.11.1987
BT Hampton Horace E.
TG McCain Richard A. + 05.04.1983
Robert J. Spitznagel from Cincinnati, Ohio, was with the crew when they crossed the Atlantic but later transferred to another crew as a Radar Jammer. He was not with them on the crash flight. He sent me the story of the crash as reported by the pilot, Glenn T. Purdy.
One of the two big tires of the plane is now part of my collection of air plane parts. Our group found it in 1999 in the garden of Monsieur Raymond Weber, Spicheren, France. Together with his uncle he had taken it from the plane wreck and rolled it home - over a distance of 15 miles. 50 years it covered the chicken house.
left to right: Uwe Benkel, Roland Geiger, Björn Jacobson, Sascha Stromereder