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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 19/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 11/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/11/45. £5 WITH BREAKFAST.

Service

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 851st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jay Cowan

    Military | Master Sergeant | 490th Ground Crew Leader | 490th Bomb Group
    Jay Dee Cowan was born on October 11, 1919 in Loredo, Texas. ...

  • Robert Showalter

    Military | Corporal | Airplane Armorer-Gunner, Gunner | 490th Bomb Group
    31 combat missions over Germany, Ball turret gunner on B-17 'Flying Fortress' also participated in 1 food drom (chowhound) mission over Holland at close of WWII. Air Medal w/4 Oak Leaf Clusterlstrs Member of Leland crew

Places

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 07:54:40 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 07:51:04 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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