Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress 43-37667 of the 709th Bombardment Squadron, 447th Bombardment Group, Crashed on Meltham Moor 6th April 1945
|Winston Johnson||2nd Lieutenant||Pilot||Injured (died in 1961 due to his injuries)|
|Raymond Parks||2nd Lieutenant||Co-pilot||Injured|
|Walter Vukelic||2nd Lieutenant||Navigator||Injured|
|Robert Woodbeck||Sergeant||Radio Operator||Injured|
The aircraft was on a test flight to put hours onto new engines which had been fitted to the aircraft. The flight was from Rattlesden near Stowmarket in Suffolk. The crew decided to head towards Manchester (for no real reason) when they got bored of flying around Suffolk but entered cloud on nearing the Pennines and became lost. While descending through cloud they struck the gently rising ground on Meltham Moor.