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42-102468

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 5/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-C] Deenethorpe 3/5/44; 614BS [IW-S]; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Fred Brown

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x missions on B-17's as co-pilot to 1st Lt Fred D Grinham. ...

Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY 5 March 1944
Manufactured Deenethorpe Airfield 3 May 1944

401BG
614BS
Flew 106 missions

Scrapped Kingman, AZ 4 December 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 01:58:30 466thHistorian Changes to nicknames
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/b17/42-102468-the-farmers-daughter/42-10246...

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2020 01:57:27 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events and unit associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_16.html

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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