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43-38998

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 1/11/44; Dow Fd 12/11/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-S] Ridgewell 19/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 20/12/45. CRACK-A-DAWN.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 July 2019 09:37:39 vppelt68 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

Dave Osborne B-17 Master Log

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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