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Aircraft: 237796

23.10.1944  War Correspondent: Seufert
"Destroyed terror Bomber. This American terror bomber called a Flying Fortress has been strongly scratched by our fighters during the air battle and was forced to make a landing in Holland. The crew went into captivity."  Detailed Information  (This is a picture of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA" down in Holland)   (100th Photo Archives)

LN-T 237796,  German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.

NAMES: Fletcher's Castoria III



PILOTS: LT  WILLIAM H FLETCHER
MACR: 02761 SQUADRONS: 350 LN-T

NOTES

Fletcher's Castoria III --- Name was never painted on the plane -- was only called this because Lt. Fletcher's crew crash landed in The Netherlands in this A/C --- mpf

HISTORY

1943-09-02   Accepted into inventory
1943-09-03  Denver
1943-09-27  Grand Island
1943-09-27  Assigned to UK
1943-11-05  REM, (13 Nov - REM) - (16 Dec - REM)
1943-12-11  REO
1943-12-30   RES
1944-02-21   FTR - Halfweg, Holland - Battle Damage
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1944-02-21  FTR - Halfweg, Holland - Battle Damage

Pilot Info

Crew: 10 POW

Related Info: : FLETCHER, WILLIAM H

Comments

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PHOTOS:

Crash site of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" in Holland Feb 22, 1944. Fletcher landed the damaged B-17, photograph was taken by Van der Peet, the farm belonged to Cornnelis Kroon whose farm stead can be seen in the right background. None of the crew were injured and all were soon taken prisoner by Luftwaffe personnel.  Van der Peet Collection

 German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

 German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland. Detailed Information (100th Photo Archives) 

LN-T 237796,  German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.

LN-T 237796,  German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.

LN-T 237796,  German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.

LN-T 237796,  German photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.

LN-T 237796,  Dutch Newspaper photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.

LN-T 237796,  Dutch newspaper with photo of "FLETCHER'S CASTORIA III" crash site near Spaarndam, Holland.