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42-97980

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 23/4/44; Langley 12/6/44; Dow Fd 2/7/44; slated 96BG, Assigned 305BG Chelveston 4/7/44; transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 29/7/44; transferred 526BS/379BG [LF-X] Kimbolton 4/8/44; Missing in Action Dresden 14/2/45 with ?; force landed continent; Salvaged 13/3/45.

Service

People

  • Joseph Glaser

    Military | Captain | Squadron Bombardier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. Finished 30 missions and then volunteered for 3 more. Lead Bombardier on grapefruit mission (glide bomb) to Cologne, Germany 28-May-44. Earlier on Hamburg mission, 25-Jul-43, pilot Lt Carlisle killed, I then...

  • Robert Smith

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 32 x combat missions. Returned from mission in B-17G 42-97890 'Lil Satan' after direct hit to nose of A/C. Returned to Duty (RTD). 25-Jun-44. MACR 6738. ...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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