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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 23/1/45; Dow Fd 12/2/45; Assigned 527BS/379BG [FO-S] Kimbolton 14/2/45 LADY ANN (last aircraft assgd to grp); transferred 91BG Bassingbourn 25/5/45 (last aircraft assgd to grp); Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; Sth Plains 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 6/12/45. THE GRIM REAPER; renamed LADY ANNA in honor of British Actress Anna Naegle. Last aircraft assigned to the 379th BG.



  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...


  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....


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Date Contributor Update
01 April 2018 10:58:39 cody1947 Changes to description

Fort Log and Joe Baugher's list of Model and Serial Number for flying fortresses; 379th BG Records and personal remembrances of former 379th BG Veterans and Family members of former Veterans.

Date Contributor Update
01 April 2018 10:54:57 cody1947 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description and unit associations

Sources include Fort Log; Joe Baugher's Fortress Serial and Model Numbers; 379th BG records and personal remembrances of 379th BG Veterans and family members of Veterans

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:57 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log