I was born in Nov 1 of '43 so I wasn't paying much attention to the many crashes and off airport landings that too place around my home a couple miles or less East of Sioux City AAB. One of which was within an 8th of mile from our house in the dark. Iced up B-17 belly landed in the field below our house in the corn field. I was told that when the crew knocked on the door of the house, it scared the **** out of my mother who was home alone with me at the time. My dad who was at his folk's farm a half mile away rushed home. We had no phone, so he took some of the crew to the base to report the incident. There were no injuries, but the airplane was damaged enough that it was disassembled and trucked out. They only had to truck it a mile and a half.