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44-8358

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 20/8/44; Langley 5/9/44; Dow Fd 8/10/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-A] Polebrook 4/11/44; 511BS [DS-A]; {27m} transferred 305BG Chelveston 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 6/11/46. LITTLE RUNT.

Service

People

  • Paul Grondin

    Military | First Lieutenant | Mickey Operator | 351st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 511BS, 351BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 missions. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 Battle Stars).

  • John Mernagh

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner; Top Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew 50 missions from 22 December 1943 to 1 February 1945. Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal w/ 7 Oak Leaf Clusters, Distinguished Unit Citation.

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...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:58 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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