Maintenance Department (O) 14/VII Kaufbeuren 27 February 1945
Headquarters Airbase District 11/VII, Landsberg/Lech,
Subject: Report on capture of equipment and members of enemy airforce.
Distribution: Evaluation Center West, Obersursel, i.Ts.
Date of Capture: 25 Febr. 1945 1255
Place: Altstδdten near Sonthofen (estate Moosacker)
Coordinates of Fighter: C3 FA 8
Type of Plane: B 17 G/90/BO
Plane was on the return flight
Inscription on nose: 12 bombs
Letter Identification on fuselage: H in capitals with green color
Letter above number: W in black square
Admittance No.: 338648
Kind of capture: belly landing
Damage: 15 percent
Cause: Hit by Flak at the right wing. Shrapnel hitting the right, inner motor and lack of gasoline of the right outside motor caused it to stop and caused the emergency landing.
Plane guarded by: See enclosure report No. 1.
Records of Navigation and Radio: See enclosure report No. 2.
Crew: 9 men captured. See enclosure report No. 3.
Fuselage 10 percent, landing gear 0 percent, right wing, 5 percent, tail assembly 0 percent.
Damage: Fuselage: Both lower turrets were crushed. The plexi-glass nose is partially broken. Cover is pierce by infantry bullets.
Wings: Hit scored by Flak at the middle of the wing-end of the right inner wing.
Light damage caused by firing on all wings.
Automatic lid much damaged because of the inexperienced opening by incompetent persons.
Tail assembly: Light damage, cause by firing on.
Type of Motor: R 1820/97
Factory: Studebaker Corporation Aviation Division
Contract Nr.: W 535 AC 17399
Eng. Spec. Nr.: 666 CVAR.A
Motor-Factory Nr.: right outside: SW O26844, no damage at the outside
right inside: SW O26863, fired on by Flak, possibly
left outside: SW 027084 undamaged
left inside: SW 026648 undamaged
Propellers: Type: United Aircraft Corporation
Factory: Nach-Kelvinator Corporation
Metal Propeller, 3 blades
Propeller radius: 1.70 m
Blade diameter 0.7r = 30 cm
Factor Nr.: Right outside: BWG 16477 A-O 3126/27/28
Right inside: 2382/84/85
Left inside: 2989/9091
Left outside: 3169/70/71
Damage: twisted because of belly landing
Armament: caliber 12.7 [mm = 0.5 cal] 50 M 2
Factory: General Motors, Syracuse, New York
Nose turret 2 machine guns, controllable
Installation: Taken away from nost-tip (right and left side) by incompetent
Front upper turret 2 twin machine guns
Two machine guns (at side of fuselage) controllable taken
away by incompetent persons.
Fuselage turret 2 twin machine guns controllable
Tail turret 2 twin machine guns controllable
Used sights: Front turret type N-6 A No. 24704
Manufacturer: EA LABORATORIES Inc., Brocklin
Middle upper turret type K 3 Automatice Compolting Light
Rear Turret type Nordpol 6 A DWG Nr. 42 G 1492 Spec. No.
Ammunition: caliber 12.7, a pretty large amount being in disconnecting
Markings of SL 4 with gray point of bullet
Ammunition: Ration only SL 4 ammunition
Bombs: Released prior to landing
Bomb-sight: Type M 9 Singlar L/5515
Order Nr. 42/8071/P
Manufacturer: Lucas Harald Corporation
Sight: Type G 1029/A 3
Type C 1 Amplifier MFRC
G 1024 A 20 A 3
Armor: Back of pilot seats armored with 8 mm [0.6] plate, bottom of
cockpit 82 mm, side turrets, 8 mm, rear gunner position with
outside armor plates 6 mm.
FT Equipment: 1 Radio transmitter BC 375 E with enclosed transmitter TU 26
Position of Switches: A 2
1 radio receiver BC 348/R Type G 403 A-1 CA 3
Position of Band switch = 3,2
1 Modulator unit BC 456 B
1 Antenna Tuni Unit BC 306 B
1 Rack FT 244 A
Crystal Frequency Corresponding Frequency Channel
Position of switch: 140 140
Crystal Frequency Corresponding Frequency Channel
Position of switch 145 145 140 145
2 Radio transmitters BC 457 A
2 Radio receivers BC 455 B
2 Rectifier Power Unit PP-51/APQ 9
1 Dynameter PE 94
1 Inverter Unit PE 206 A Order Nr. 10983 RF 43
1 R-5 ARN-7
1 Radio receiver BC 357 L
1 Radio receiver R 1355 Ref. Nr. 10 I o3032
1 Indicator Type 62 Ref. Nr. 10 0 13000 G 21301
1 RF Unit Type 24 Ref. Nr. 10 D 1015
1 RF Unit Type 25 Ref. Nr. 10 D 1016
Kind of Aerial and Mast aerial at nose (upper side)
Installation: Fixed aerial from middle of fuselage to fin
At the lower left and right wing, near the connection of the
wings, there is a container of bullet proof glass with an
instrument of the form of 4 short pipes having the shape of a
V. Closer inspection has not yet been made.
Camera: 1 Camera Aircraft (5 x 7 inch) Type K-21 Serial AC427986
Focus 2.5 Objective Nr. EA 2653 Largest shutter-opening: 16
set at 4.
The camera was sent to the photographic board of Air District
Gasoline: The gasoline had been filled out by order of Kreisleiter Dr.
Kuhlmann before the examination commission of the Maintenance
Department (0) 14/VII arrived (see report).
Gasoline: There is in the containers:
Left wing from inside and outside
Container 1 38 cm gasoline (height)
Right wing from inside and outside
Container 1 10 cm gasoline (height)
measured in flight-position
Lubrication oil: Amount not ascertained, also unauthorized filling-out.
Pressure oil: Oil test red color O-366
The following equipment was recovered: Astro compass Mk II
Drift meter Type B 5
Equipment according list
Flight Chief Engineer