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42-102575

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Gr Island 1/4/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 731BS/452BG Deopham Green 10/4/44; battle damaged Rechlin 25/8/44 with ?; o/s runway, all OK;
Salvaged 26/8/44. PANDA MONIUM

See 'Boeing B-17 Production 26 February 1944 - 25 April 1944 B-17G-50 to G-60 42-102379 - 42-102978' by David M Gansz for more information on this aircraft.

Service

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

  • 731st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Steve Andrychuk

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top turret gunner/ flight engineer | 452nd Bomb Group

Missions

  • 570

    25 August 1944

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2016 14:18:14 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

'Boeing B-17 Production 26 February 1944 - 25 April 1944 B-17G-50 to G-60 42-102379 - 42-102978' by David M Gansz
See: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=898582530227514&id=789...

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2016 05:29:38 terveurn Changes to events
Sources

Photos stolen from book http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/069236546X and had been listed on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=898582530227514&id=789...

Copyright information was removed by whoever posted them on this page

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 22:56:28 Pete Changes to description
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 22:55:13 Pete Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 22:20:02 Pete Changes to mission associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
25 November 2015 22:11:09 Pete Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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