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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 2/5/44; Kearney 16/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG [W8-N] Eye 2/8/44; crash landed base with Eaden Whiteman 23/2/45 but repaired and back to operations; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 25/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45. ALL 'ER NOTHIN'.

Service

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Eaden Whiteman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Returning from operations 6 Feb 1945, plane had mid air collision with 388th BG 'Miss Fortune' and crash landed in England at Prickwillow, Suffolk. Plane was 'Big Poison' AC #43-37894

Places

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Dallas, TX, USA 2 May 1944
Assigned Eye, UK 2 August 1944

490BG
894BS

Returned to the U.S. Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA 12 July 1945

then Bradley AAF

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 May 2017 01:46:03 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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