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43-37816

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-H] Chelveston 28/6/44; battle damaged Montbartier, Fr fuel dumps 7/8/44 with S.R. Graves, crew unknown; (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bourigny (horse racetrack), SE of St Lo, France.

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Aircraft

  • 43-37816

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-H] Chelveston 28/6/44; battle damaged Montbartier, Fr fuel dumps 7/8/44 with S.R. Graves, crew unknown; (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bourigny (horse racetrack),...

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Donald Muckerman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

Missions

  • 527

    7 August 1944
    STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 4 missions are flown: ...

  • 8th Air Force 527FE

    7 August 1944

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 25 May 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 25-May-44.

Assigned Chelveston, Wellingborough NN9 6AN, UK 28 June 1944

Assigned 422BS, 305BG, 8AF 28-Jun-44.

Crashed Le Bourigny, 50800, France 7 August 1944

Battle damaged Montbartier, Fr fuel dumps 7-Aug-44 with S.R. Graves, crew unknown; (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bourigny (horse racetrack), SE of St Lo, France.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2019 03:06:19 richmu88 Changes to aircraft associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Updated from 2nd Lt. Donald Muckerman'a records

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2018 22:32:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, markings, events and unit associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/41559393?terms=43-37816

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2018 20:33:35 Graph56 Changes to manufacturer and description
Sources

My grandmother saw it, and I made some researchs about it, I found some bullets !

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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