Wreckage of crashed B-17 aircraft at an Air Force base in England.
England Date:1944, April 29 Duration:1 min 5 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Remains of B-17, tail number 42-37789, which crashed during a post -maintenance test flight on April 24, 1944, at Grafton Underwood Airfield in Northampshire, England. The Aircraft belonged to the 544 Bomb Squadron of the 384th Bomb Group and was flown by Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Nuttall, who survived the crash and went on to lead a number of bombing missions thereafter. The aircraft was destroyed by fire that ensued after the crash. Firefighting foam residue can be seen covering the wreckage. This scene was filmed on April 29, 1944, five days after the crash.
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