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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-P] Ridgewell 28/6/44; 71+m Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; Sth Plains 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. PASSAIC WARRIOR.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb 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...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron



  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA, USA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered 9100 E 46th St N, Tulsa, OK 74115, USA 19 May 1944

Delivered Tulsa AAF 19-May-44.

Assigned Ridgewell, Halstead CO9, UK 28 June 1944

Assigned to 534BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF.

Returned to ZI. 414 Mc Affrey Ave, Enid, OK 73705, USA 8 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley AAF 8-Jun-45.

Sold for scrap Kingman Airport, 7000 Flightline Dr, Kingman, AZ 86401, USA 28 November 1945

Sold for scrap metal in USA Kingman AAF 28-Nov-45.


Date Contributor Update
12 August 2018 08:06:47 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer and events

B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force By Martin W. Bowman

Date Contributor Update
11 August 2018 19:01:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force By Martin W. Bowman

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2018 00:22:54 FrankM Changes to nicknames

My grandfather's mission log. He (Lt. Lawrence H. Maschhoff) flew as the co-pilot of this a/c during a mission on 05 MAR 45 for one of his orientation flights after arriving at 534th BS.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log