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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 24//6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 18/4/44; transferred 850BS/490BG Debach 20/8/44; 332BS/94BG [XM-Q] Rougham 5/45; Returned to the USA 593 BU Charleston 28/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 27/12/45. BOBBY SOX.

Service

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...

  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 February 2018 03:48:06 FortCollinsB17 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added name, based on image caption and image itself.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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