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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/44; Hunter 31/10/44; Dow Fd 8/11/44; Assigned 323BS/91BG [OR-C] H2X Bassingbourn 11/11/44; 26+m transferred 368BS/306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 30/7/46. FRANKIE FROM DIXIE aka TOWER OF LONDON. (Christened by Lord Mayor.)

Service

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...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2017 17:01:54 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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