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44-8144

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 4/8/44; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-O] Horham 10/8/44; 336BS [ET-O], then 412BS [GW-O]; with W.V. Owen force landed Framlingham afb, Sfk 25/12/44; battle damaged Hamburg 30/3/45 with E.R. Parrish[wia]; force landed RAF Woodbridge (ELG), UK; 1WIA 8RTD; 34m, Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; Sth Plains 29/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. HELL'S BELLE.

Service

People

  • Donald Abwender

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • John Bastion

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Max Bunin

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Billy de Cherniss

    Military | First Lieutenant | Radar Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    Retired from the USAF with the rank of Lt. Colonel

  • Billy Ferguson

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Donald Flygstad

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

  • Gene Grime

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group

  • William Hamilton

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Benjamin Hathaway

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group

  • Millard McGowan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Tail Gunner/Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 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

  • 682

    18 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 700

    4 November 1944

  • 712

    11 November 1944

  • 838

    20 November 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Dallas, TX 27 June 1944
Assigned Horham Airfield, UK 10 August 1944
Force Landed Framlingham Airfield, UK 25 December 1944

with WV Owen Crew

Force Landed RAF Woodbridge 30 March 1945

With Elmer Parrish Crew

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2020 22:44:41 466thHistorian Changes to person associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/318

Date Contributor Update
20 July 2020 18:34:07 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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