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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 27/10/44; Grenier 21/11/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 27/11/44; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-J] Chelveston 28/11/44; 544BS/384BG [SU-A] Grafton Underwood 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. SHE’S A HONEY.

Service

People

  • George Kuhl

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 35 missions in B-17G. Transferred to Army in 1951 and went to Korea as an artillery officer. In 1965 went to Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. Retired from U. S. Army in July 1970 as Lt. Col. Author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time, a book about the 305th...

  • Robert Law

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot; Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    32 missions over Europe, August 1944 - 24 December 1944; first 11 missions as co-pilot, balance as pilot Air Medal w/ 4 clusters

  • Fred Tate

    Military | Lieutenant | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2019 09:28:34 RayWells Changes to person associations
Sources

Update to connections

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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