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Darkbluesky
11-21-2004, 08:08 AM
Hi,

Maybe you already know it, but it was for me and I find it incredible!

About a collision between 2 B17

http://www.thehistorynet.com/wwii/blb17collision/

Cheers,

F19_Orheim
11-21-2004, 08:28 AM
nice find... thanx!

NORAD_Zooly10
11-21-2004, 08:28 AM
iirc there was an episode of time team (UK tv archaeology program)that covered the accident in detail, they even found loads of buried wreckage, it was very interesting.

WOLFMondo
11-21-2004, 09:48 AM
Thats a good story... the bit when one of the guys is taken for questioning cause the Germans thought the US had developed an new 8 engine B17 was funny.

NegativeGee
11-21-2004, 12:32 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by NORAD_Zooly10:
iirc there was an episode of time team (UK tv archaeology program)that covered the accident in detail, they even found loads of buried wreckage, it was very interesting. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

There was a excavation done by Time Team to unearth the wreakage of a B-17 that was lost in a mid-air collision, but its not related to the above story.

Check out this page (http://www.channel4.com/history/timeteam/archive/reedham.html) about the B-17 found in Reedham Marsh.

ploughman
11-21-2004, 02:35 PM
The UK archeology show was about a B-17 returning on its final mission that collided with another aircraft in cloud. There were no survivors, the wreckage was recovered in East Anglia and the site became a war memorial.

SeaFireLIV
11-21-2004, 03:55 PM
Quite amazing... But it sounds made up to me. 2 B17s stuck together in flight and the Germans thought it was a super B17???