B-17 G Flying Fortress

Corsica,Mediterranean

The American bomber B-17 G "Her Did" with serial number 42-31033 was part of US Air Force 100th Bomb Group. Under a bombing raid 14. February 1944 she was hit by a German Messerschmidt ME109 airplane. Baron who was stationed in Foggia in Italy, decided to fly to nearby Corsica after several of her engines had been knocked out, and make an emergency landing there. Unfortunately the landing strip was to short for heavy airplanes like this, and they had to land on the ocean instead. The wreck rest today on a depth of 25 meter, about two hundred meters from shore, north of the citadel in the old town of Calvi. Also see the B 17G Flying Fortress wreck in Croatia.


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Boing B-17 G Flying Fortress

22,7 x 31,6 x 5,8 m
     
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16,4 tons ( empty ) Cheyenne ( US ) 1943
Foggia ( IT )

42° 34′ 19.41″ N
, 8° 45′ 46.08″ E

Picture: Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
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