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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/7/44; Hunter 5/8/44; Dow Fd 20/8/44; Assigned 571BS/390BG Framlingham 2/9/44; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-O] Bassingbourn 10/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45. MARGIE.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • 571st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • Max Shambaugh

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Max Shambaugh served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group, flying missions out of Bassingbourn, England.

  • Armando Sinibaldo

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    35 missions ...

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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