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12 Dec 1944

United Kingdom
  • B-17 bomber 'Devil's Own', piloted by Lieutenant John E. DeWitt, landed at RAF Debach in eastern England, United Kingdom with a burning engine. Moments after he and his crew safely evacuated the aircraft, the fire detonated its bomb load, destroying the aircraft and damaging nearby facilities. ww2dbase [Debach Airfield | Woodbridge, England | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 12 Dec 1944
Wreckage of B-17 bomber
15 Apr 1946

Photo(s) dated 15 Apr 1946
RAF Debach, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, 15 Apr 1946

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