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42-102593

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/3/44; Kearney 1/4/44; Dow Fd 6/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-G] Nuthampstead 3/5/44; out on mission 13/1/45 with J.T. Shafer, AOC 15/1/45; re-ass from 2 SAD Abbotts Ripton 26/2/45; RAF Valley 2/6/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. VONNIE.

Service

People

  • Robert Rowland

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball-turret gunner | 398th Bomb Group
    Bob Rowland flew 35 missions in 1944 with the 398th BG from Nuthampstead. air medal In 2017, Bob was awarded the French Legion d'Honneur.

Places

  • Abbots Ripton

    Military site : non-airfield
    Strategic Air Depots were given separate station numbers to avoid confusion with the main airfield operation; the 2nd Strategic Air Depot, originally at Little Staughton, moved to Alconbury in March 1944 as that airfield, well served by road and rail,...

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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