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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/3/44; Gr Island 13/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 545BS/384BG [JD-O] Grafton Underwood 15/4/44; transferred 403 AD Langford Lodge training 4/3/45; transferred with group to Istres for mapping duties; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. SPAM-O-LINER.

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Missions

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 644

    21 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 655

    30 September 1944

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 665

    5 October 1944

Places

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 10:29:46 jgsmit4 Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

jgsmit4@gmail.com - grandson to Richard Glen Wismer

Date Contributor Update
03 July 2016 09:20:26 jgsmit4 Changes to manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

jgsmit4@gmail.com - grandson - my grandfather flew this a/c on 6 missions.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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