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43-38317

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/7/44; Hunter 2/8/44; Kearney 20/9/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-K] Horham 12/8/44; with J.H. Corbin force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; 89m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Ypsilanti 23/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45. FLAK EVADER.

Service

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Dale Avers

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Vincent Blazquez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, baled out after flak hit Evaded (EVD) MACR 10418 ...

  • Charles Cappellino

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Corbin

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Paul Crider

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Dugan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Edward Fetherston

    Military | Sergeant | Radar Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Stand in for McVay crew. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Gilbert Frazer

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ...

  • David Kile

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. George McVay crew. 24 x combat missions. Failed to Return (FTR) night practice mission in B-17 42-31760 'Ikky-Poo' 6-Nov-44; failed to hear recall, landed Cottbus, Germany Prisoner of War (POW) MACR 10418 ...

  • Christopher Lindsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    J.E. Koehler crew. 35 missions between 5 December 1944 and 17 April 1945. AM w/ 5 OLCs.

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY, USA 20 July 1944
Assigned Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 12 August 1944

Assigned to 95th BG - 328th BS

Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 25 December 1944

Force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44. Pilot Lt J H Corbin.

Crashed Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 29 May 1945

Taxiing accident Horham (Sta 119) pilot Lt Paul F Crider Jr, 29-5-45.

Returned US Bradley, IL, USA 21 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2020 23:00:31 jmchristel Changes to nicknames
Sources

added quotes around aircraft nickname

Date Contributor Update
01 December 2015 15:37:50 Al_Skiff Changes to events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=43-38317&Submit4=Go

Date Contributor Update
06 October 2015 01:58:21 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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