SB-17 30 janvier 1948

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Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

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Prads-Haute-Bléone

Coordinates : 44.15283,6.41931 .  44°9'10"N 6°25'10"E .  44°9.170 N 6°25.158 E

To the south of the D107, in the town of Chanolles on the road of the same name.
A gravelly space next to a bridge into town.
On January 30th, 1948, at 1254, once the C-47's wreck was confirmed, an American SB-17, two days out from Germany, took off with six crewmen, three journalists, and one passenger in order to overfly the area and crashed as well. The only survivor was rescued by a German POW.

Crew
1st Lieutenant Robert L. Kelley
Major Clare J. Shellar
1st Lieutenant Jack H. Ellis
Technical Sergeant William L. McKibbin
Staff Sergeant George L. Prince
1st Lieutenant Maurice J. Casner
Corporal Peter J. Misciagna
Corporal Carroll C. Sprague
Sergeant Jack L. Roush
Survivor
Staff Sergeant Angelo A. LaSalle

See other record :
C-47 USAFE 27 janvier 1948 Prads-Haute-Bléone
Notified by : Jean-Louis Delattre - Chercheur indépendant.   Record added 11/10/2009.
Photos : Jean-Louis Delattre avec accord de l'ARSA (26/09/2009), Claude Dannau (08/08/2019).
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Memorial SB-17 30 janvier 1948 Prads-Haute-Bléone Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)

Jean-Louis Delattre avec accord de l'ARSA 26/09/2009

Memorial SB-17 30 janvier 1948 Prads-Haute-Bléone Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)

Jean-Louis Delattre avec accord de l'ARSA 26/09/2009

Memorial SB-17 30 janvier 1948 Prads-Haute-Bléone Alpes-de-Haute-Provence (04)

Claude Dannau 08/08/2019