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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18/3/44; Hunter 8/4/44; Dow Fd 28/4/44; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-R] Chelveston 25/5/44; transferred 379BG Kimbolton 21/1/45; 401BG Deenethorpe 25/5/45; 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 6/11/45.

Service

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • 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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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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