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jarink
08-21-2009, 06:07 PM
http://ww2.texlaweb.nl/

Just checked this out and it seems to be a nice little program. The only problem I can see it that the data isn't complete (the plane my grandfather went down in, "Shack Bunny", isn't listed. It came down near Echt.), but the author does acknowledge that problem.


Though any effort is made to ensure that the information listed is as accurate as possible, it is (almost) impossible to verify if all data is correct, and I therefor ask all users of the programme to report any errors...

Also note that if you feel that any information or photograph listed is an infringement of privacy or copyright then please let me know and I will remove the information. Any extra information to be included however, especially photographs, is highly appreciated...

jarink
08-21-2009, 06:07 PM
http://ww2.texlaweb.nl/

Just checked this out and it seems to be a nice little program. The only problem I can see it that the data isn't complete (the plane my grandfather went down in, "Shack Bunny", isn't listed. It came down near Echt.), but the author does acknowledge that problem.

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Though any effort is made to ensure that the information listed is as accurate as possible, it is (almost) impossible to verify if all data is correct, and I therefor ask all users of the programme to report any errors...

Also note that if you feel that any information or photograph listed is an infringement of privacy or copyright then please let me know and I will remove the information. Any extra information to be included however, especially photographs, is highly appreciated... </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

TS_Sancho
08-21-2009, 06:52 PM
I have a photo of "Shack Bunny" showing the nose art (along with sporting 8 missions and 3 kills) I'll get scanned for you.

Of interest regarding the Neatherlands the caption below the photo I have reads...

"Frank Walls poses in his copilots window of Shack Bunny, 551st BS,385th BG. This B17F and Lt. Lyle V. Fryers crew was lost over FRANCE on 20 october 1943 on the mission to Duren, Germany. All the crew were made POW"

jarink
08-21-2009, 07:46 PM
That's his crew. They turned back over France ( MACR (http://jim.rinkenberger.googlepages.com/MACRmain.jpg)), but the plane actually went down in Holland.

"On Wings of Freedom" Museum (http://www.opvleugelsdervrijheid.nl/engels/crashespagina.htm)

The son of one of the gunners visited the crash site a few years ago:
http://jim.rinkenberger.googlepages.com/Pict0038.jpg
They even found part of a data plate still in the farmer's field.
http://jim.rinkenberger.googlepages.com/Pict0019.jpg