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43-38597

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Lincoln 8/9/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-X] Gt Ashfield 20/9/44; landing accident with Herb McGregor 15/1/45; crash landed ex-Chemnitz 6/2/45; Sal; Returned to the USA Bradley 25/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45.

Service

People

  • Jack Shearman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 385th Bomb Group

  • John Shearman

    Military | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group

Places

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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