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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 20/2/45; Grenier 2/3/45; Assigned 8AF 7/3/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 24/12/46; re-ass 30/4/47; Recl Comp 19/11/47.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

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...

  • St Trond

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Savannah, GA 20 February 1945

Hunter AAF

Assigned Chelveston March 1945

305BG
422BS
JJ-J

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2020 00:40:04 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
photo evidence
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/305th_Operations_Group

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2020 11:49:11 Snautzer Changes to markings
Sources

https://ww2aircraft.net/forum/threads/boeing-b-17-flying-fortress.41935/...

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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