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Sunday, 17 October 2010

B-17F 42-5791 'Ruthless'

This field on the edge of Cwm Mt not far from the crash site of Halifax G-AIHU is where on the 28/12/43 B-17F 'Ruthless' of the 95th BG. 334TH Sqn crashed with the sad loss of all 18 on board =

1lt Alden R Witt
2lt William J Gaffney
2lt Howard J Leddy
2lt Alan S Grant
sgt Kingsley F Spitzer
sgt Wendell Verbulecz

capt Louis G Reno
capt Louis S Green
capt Arvid S Dahl
1lt Robert N Moon
sgt Roy D Baughman
sgt Harry A Shade
sgt Raymond A Loija
sgt Linus C Thomas
sgt James W Leithhead
sgt Eugene Downey
sgt Dewey J Cox
cpl Andrew J Mullavey
I believe that nothing remains of this plane on site and the mentioned memorial has sadly not been built as yet !.
The only ref I have for this site is =

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