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44-8710

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/12/44; Hunter 16/12/44; Grenier 3/1/45; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-H] Rougham 22/1/45; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-Y] Molesworth 18/2/45; Returned to the USA Morrison 29/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/12/45. IDLE WHEEL.

Service

People

  • Robert Hullar

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2020 21:29:17 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the web.
Source: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17g-80-ve-44-8701-44-...

Date Contributor Update
17 October 2020 21:23:46 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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