Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress "Lakanuki" - Serial # 42-5827

USAAF 379 BG, 524 BS, Kimbolton, Stn 117

Color profile by Torstein Landström

  • 1/Lt A.E.Grissom, Pilot
  • 2/Lt J. Phillips Jr, Co Pilot
  • 2/Lt J.T. Beach, Navigator
  • 2/Lt H.A. Eklund, Bomber
  • T/Sgt H.W. Havet Jr, Radio Operator
  • T/Sgt J.O. Prochazka, Engineer
  • S/Sgt B.A. Green, Ball Turret Gunner
  • S/Sgt D.A. Sower, Right Waist Gunner
  • S/Sgt B.E. Kelley, Left Waist Gunner
  • S/Sgt R.D.Hall, Tail Gunner


The aircraft just after landing.
Photo via Ulla Hjördis Nilsson.

One of the objects that remains from the plane is a firin latch. Thanks to Ulla Hjördis Nilsson, whos family saved it since the crash in 1944, it is now in the care of the FLC:s collection.
Photo Nicklas Östergren.

Photo via Bo Widfeldt

Photo via The Arlanda Collection Archive

Photo via The Arlanda Collection Archive

Photo via Nicklas Östergren

The aircraft displayed after transportation to the scrapyard at Bulltoftafältet.
Photo: Sturup OP Avd. via Mats Truedsson