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43-37828

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 749BS/457BG [L] Glatton 30/6/44 REMEMBER ME?; 30/12/44 with Bill McCall, Tom Gregory, Art Livingston, George Cooke, George Perry, Bob Haynes, Walter Slate, Linville Wells, Larido Battisti (9RTD?); Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45. GEORGIA PEACH.

"Remember Me, was the name of this aircraft on the port side but on the starboard side was the name Georgia Peach. The story is that the ground crew chief was from Georgia and made sure Georgia Peach was somewhere on the aircraft."

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 749th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Larido Battisti

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • George Cook

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • George Cook

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • George Cooke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Nose Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • Ashton Geren

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 457th Bomb Group
    My father, who will be 94 years old in April 2016, was lead navigator in a B-17, flying missions over Germany out of RAF Glatton. He has many amazing memories of the war, but probably the most terrifying one is of his aircraft being involved in a mid...

  • Thomas Gregory

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • William McCall

    Military | Brigadier General | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    35 combat missions from September 1944 to January 1945. After war he became Chief of Staff Wash. DC Air National Guard. Retired after 30 years of service AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

  • George Perry

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 457th Bomb Group

  • George Perry

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

  • Glen Seeber

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Shot down near Joigny, France on 10 September 1944 in B-17 'You Never Know' 42-32086 Killed in Action.

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Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 October 2018 20:19:19 gfeindel Changes to person associations
Sources

457th Bomb Group Facebook page, Unit Historian.

Date Contributor Update
30 June 2017 18:52:21 JoCarter Changes to description
Sources

http://www.457thbombgroup.org/aircraft_pictures/Page23.html

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2015 01:42:56 mseeber99 Changes to nicknames and unit associations
Sources

457th Bomb Group Association Web Site

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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