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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 6/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 851BS/490BS Eye 2/7/44; transferred 832BS/486BG [3R-S] Sudbury 10/44; 43m crash landed base with Bob Snure 18/4/45; taxi accident with Art Gottleib at Meeks Fd, Iceland en route home 9/7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 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...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron
  • 851st Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Forneris

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Charles Forth

    Military | Corporal | Airplane Mechanic-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • Warren Goard

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator - Mechanic Gunner, AAF | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Arthur Gottlieb

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Gottlieb crew

  • Jay Haley

    Military | Corporal | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Leonard Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Leonard Pawlak

    Military | Corporal | Aerial Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Kenneth Schellbach

    Military | Corporal | Aerial Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

  • Lucian Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Steinmeyer crew

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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...

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2018 00:00:23 RayWells Changes to person associations
Sources

8AFHS facebook

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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