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43-38307

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/7/44; Kearney 28/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 861BS/493BG Debach 11/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 4/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 3/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group were the last Eighth Air Force Group to become operational, flying their first combat mission from Debach, Suffolk, on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The Group was known as "the Fighting 493rd", named by their Commanding Officer Colonel...

  • 861st Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 03:07:49 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Chris Brassfield

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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