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43-38149

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 30/6/44; Kearney 11/7/44; Grenier 16/7/44; Assigned PFF 834BS/487BG [2S-M] Lavenham 17/7/44; transferred 834BS/486BG [2S-M] Sudbury 8/44; 67m Returned to the USA Bradley 7/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/11/45. WINGED VIRGIN.

Service

Units

  • 386th Bomb Group

    386th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 386th Bomb Group flew B-26 Marauders for the Eighth and Ninth Air Forces. Whilst with the Eighth, the Group developed the formation release procedure for the B-26 on missions that targeted aerodromes, marshalling yards and V-weapon sites along the...

  • 833rd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

Places

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 02:04:21 flyer17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

386th website

Date Contributor Update
23 December 2016 02:03:25 flyer17 Changes to unit associations
Sources

386th website

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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