B-17E 41-9051 of the 813th BS / 482nd BG USAAF, crashed on Skiddaw near Keswick, on the 14th September 1943
|William C. Anderson||Captain||Pilot||Killed|
|Robert J. Sudbury||1st Lieutenant||Co-pilot||Killed|
|Raymond R. Oeftiger||Captain||Navigator||Killed|
|Raymond F. Diltz||2nd Lieutenant||Bomb Aimer||Killed|
|Bryson R. Hills||Staff Sergeant||Flight Engineer||Killed|
|Robert L. Jacobsen||Staff Sergeant||Radio Operator||Killed|
|Tom C. Henderson||Major||Passenger||Killed|
|Henry B. Williams||Major||Passenger||Killed|
|Clarence H. Ballagh||1st Lieutenant||Passenger||Killed|
|Theodore R. Doe||1st Lieutenant||Passenger||Killed|
The crew were on a cross country navigation flight from Alconbury, near Huntingdon, to RAF Turnhouse on the edge of Edinburgh (currently the city’s airport). The accident investigators suggested that having been airborne for the lentgh of time it would have normally taken to fly from Alconbury to Edinburgh the pilot began a descent though the low cloud. While still in cloud at approximately 11:30am the aircraft flew into the south western side of Skiddaw and was destroyed by the crash and subsequent fire.
Five of the crew and one passenger are buried at Cambridge American Cemetery at Madingley near Cambridge, below are photographs of most of their graves.