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43-39014

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 6/11/44; Grenier 14/11/44; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-C] Bassingbourn 9/1/45; (flew two POW trips) ; 26m Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45. HOT SHOT CHARLIE.

Service

Units

  • 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...

  • 401st Bomb Squadron

Missions

  • 835

    19 February 1945
    1,100 Heavies Hit Nazi Rails ...

  • 843

    23 February 1945

  • 854

    28 February 1945

  • 859

    2 March 1945

  • 861

    3 March 1945

  • 886

    14 March 1945
    "1,250 Heavies Strike Tanks, Gun Factories Near Hanover" ...

  • 889

    15 March 1945

  • 892

    17 March 1945

  • 894

    18 March 1945

  • 8th Air Force 917

    28 March 1945

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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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 March 2017 16:01:48 CastleBren Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

USAAF Nose Art datebase

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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