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42-102583

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 8/4/44; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-C] Rougham 10/4/44; 102m Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 25/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45. FORTRESS McHENRY.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Clyde Bible

    Military | Sergeant First Class | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Sgt. Clyde "Bus" E. Bible enlisted into the United Army Air Force April 1944. He completed his basic training at Camp Shelby Mississippi .Then was sent to Flex Gunnery School , Kingman Az.Graduated Nov.1944 as an expert Marksmen receiving 2 stripes for...

  • Ralph Brant

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Ralph H. Brant, was pilot of the "Fortress McHenry" out of Rougham in Bury St Edmonds. ...

  • Leroy Harris

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Flexible/Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • George Lindsay

    Military | Crew Chief | 94th Bomb Group
    George was Crew Chief of 'Fortress McHenry' with 332nd BS 94th BG from its first mission on 27 April 1944 until 10th March 1945 when the plane was declared 'war weary'. His death on 22nd January 1995 was reported by Ralph Brant his original pilot and...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 June 2019 04:13:55 RBrant Changes to markings and person associations
Sources

From personal accounts and photographs of the plane.

Date Contributor Update
08 October 2014 19:34:18 JeffGilroy Changes to nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Updated 10/08/2014

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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