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41-24352

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 7/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; crash landed Mateur 9/5/43 40m with George Peabody; flak damage 6/11/43; Returned to the USA 22/10/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 31/10/45. HOLEY JOE.

Service

Units

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 352nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Doremus

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radio Operator; Gunner | 301st Bomb Group
    Silver Star, Air Medal w/ 8 Oak Leaf Cluster; AF Commendation w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Purple Heart, outstanding unit award w/1 cluster; good conduct w/clusters;EAME, American, Asia/PAC campaign medals w/cluster etc

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 17

    8 November 1942
    Two Primary (P) targets are the objects of this mission: the German airfield of Drucat at Abbeville, France and the Atclier d'Hellemmes locomotive works at Lille, France. 91BG despatches 15 B-17s to Abbeville and 301BG and 306BG despatch a combined...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Chelveston July 1942

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 November 2014 02:00:51 jmchristel Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://www.301bg.com/B-17_41-24352.cfm

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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