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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.



  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb 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


  • 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


  • 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...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Assigned Chelveston July 1942


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

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log