B-17G " Fool's Luck III " 42-31511 612th
10 April 1944 Mission # 48 Target: Brussels , Belgium
April 10, 1944 , 06:00 engines are on , 21 aircraft were airborne by 06:55
target today is an airfield in Brussels, Belgium.
After some formation difficulties the Group was shortly reformed and bombed in good formation with good results.
The aircraft piloted by Lt. Gaston M. Fox (42-31511) went down in the English Channel but the wind blew them back
to the French coast, where the crew were taken prisoner.
Missing Air Crew Report : 3939
1. Organization : AAF Sta 128.
Stephen J. Lozinski 2nd Lt 0-803236 615 th
John B. Norris S/Sgt. 14093939 612 th
Roy G. Sanders S/Sgt. 37499328 613 th
- After being hit by flak , A/C peeled off to left with no. 2 Engine smoking badly ,
lost altitude , and headed North along coast.
A/C was under control , left wing was evidently hit and six to eight spoutns of gas were coming from the tank.
Mission to Brussels, Belgium, after being hit by flak, the plane went down in the English Channel
but the wind blew them back to the French coast, where the crew were taken prisoner.
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