B-17 Flying Fortress after it crashed into a Quonset hut, Thurleigh Airfield
Gift of Helen Haynes in Memory of Wyndom S. Haynes
Photograph. B-17 Flying Fortress after it crashed into a Quonset hut on the airbase. Personal caption on photo reverse: "This is one came in with brake system shot out. Had to just keep rolling until it stopped & it hit a hut & hog pile. It was repaired & put back flying in about 4 days." Thurleigh Airfield, near Bedford, England. 1943-45
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Items from the service of Wyndom S. Haynes, who was from Mathews, Virginia. Haynes was born in 1919. He enlisted in the US Air Force on September 24, 1941. He served with the 369th Bombardment Squadron, 306th Bombardment Group, 8th Air Force in the European Theatre. Collection consists of 300 photos, ten documents, and five objects related to Wyndom Haynes' service.
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