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43-38370

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Kearney 3/8/44; Dow Fd 10/8/44; Assigned 860BS/493BG Debach 13/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; with Joe White to Will Rogers Fd, Ok 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 5/11/45. THE TRIBE.

Service

Units

  • 493rd Bomb Group

    493rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 493rd Bomb Group was 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 Elbert...

  • 860th 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
23 February 2019 21:54:44 Darren Jelley Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and unit associations
Sources

493rd BG Archives

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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