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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/11/44; Hunter 9/12/44; Dow Fd 22/12/44; 324BS/91BG [DF-A] Bassingbourn 2/2/45; {21+m} transferred 306BG Thurleigh 24/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/7/46. LORRAINE.

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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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