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42-107018

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/1/44; Kearney 17/2/44; Presque Is 5/3/44; Assigned 535BS/381BG [MS-U] Ridgewell 25/3/44; 72m+ Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/12/45.

LOS ANGELES CITY LIMITS.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Fred Avery

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Mitchell, R. Crew

  • Arthur DiMartile

    Military | Radio Operator | 381st Bomb Group
    OConnor, J. Crew

  • James Farley

    Military | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Thornton, J. Crew

  • Marion Heilman

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17G 'Los Angeles City Limits' 42-10718. On 10/7/44 while on mission to Schneeburg/Zwickau, Germany, the plane was hit on return and attacked by ME163's. Pilot gave order to bail (*) out and my uncle did. The plane limped back to England. He...

  • Frank Hermance

    Military | 381st Bomb Group

  • John O'Connor

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    August 1943 - October 1944

  • John Riley

    Military | Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer | 381st Bomb Group
    OConnor, J. Crew

  • Ralph Stout

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    OConnor, J. Crew

  • Harold Walkup

    Military | Captain | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    May 1944 - May 1944. 2 tours.

Missions

  • 669

    7 October 1944

Places

  • Ridgewell, England

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 June 2015 14:21:47 general ira snapsorter Changes to nicknames, description, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

Associated people from MACR 9569 - http://www.fold3.com

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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