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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 26/11/44; Dow Fd 16/12/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG Lavenham 2/2/45; damaged in mid-air collision force landed Peterborough, Northnts, with Chas Sicaro 4/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 17/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.



  • Sabatine Branco

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator; Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew 34 combat missions from 1/8/45 to 4/21/45. Most of them in a B-17G 'Dinah-Mite' #44-8694.

  • Anthony Calega

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17G 44-8694 "Dinah-mite".


  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...


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Date Contributor Update
14 December 2018 22:37:57 Pete Changes to serial number, manufacturer and nicknames

542nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2018 22:35:19 Pete Changes to media associations

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log