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44-8431

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-W] Bassingbourn 4/11/44; {46m} Returned to the USA Bradley 5/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 14/12/45. CHERI II.

Service

People

  • Robert Holliday

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Robert Holliday flew his first few missions as the co-pilot with Lt. Shambaugh. He then flew the majority of his missions (18 out of 30) in A/C 44-48431, OR-W, "Cheri II." His co-pilot was Edward Fagnani.

  • Matthew Templeton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Flew on 'Cheri II'

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:00 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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