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42-107063

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned: 16 February 1944 - Continental Airlines / Boeing Modification Center - (Denver Municipal)
Assigned: 5 March 1944 - 2nd AF / 398th BG - (Rapid City AAF)
Assigned: 28 April 1944 - ATC / North Atlantic Wing - (Dow AAF)
Assigned: 1 May 1944 / 5 May 1944 - 8th AF / VIII Service Command / BAD 1 - (RAF Burtonwood)
Assigned: 18 May 1944 - 8th AF / 1st BD / 40th CBW / 306th BG / 367th BS - (RAF Thurleigh)
( Triangle-H ) ( A )

Crash landing (class 3): 30 November 1944 @ 1707 hrs (Pilot error / weather)
with 1Lt Leland P Deck
Pilot landed long at RAF Membury and cracked-up 30 feet beyond the end of the runway.
5 RTD - SOC
AAF accident report: 45-11-30-520
8th AF mission (Cross country to RAF Membury and return)

Ground accident (class 3): 12 December 1944 (Pilot error / weather)
aircraft was parked.
Aircraft was in the process of being salvaged at RAF Membury when it was struck by
C-47B 43-16388 (Pilot 2Lt James P Barlow). The C-47 was returning wounded troops from Paris to a local field hospital
AAF accident report: 45-12-12-522

Salvaged: 3 December 1944 / 18 January 1945

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Aircraft

  • 42-107063

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned: 16 February 1944 - Continental Airlines / Boeing Modification Center - (Denver Municipal) ...

Units

People

  • Frank Whitney

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    He flew on Paul Martin crew. Reported to the ETO on 17 Jul 1944. AM 5OLC, ...

Places

  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2019 04:53:16 terveurn Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
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added basic markings

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2019 04:50:31 terveurn Changes to aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations
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connections

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2019 04:46:41 terveurn Changes to description
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spelling

Date Contributor Update
22 December 2019 04:45:45 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

8th AF records
AAf accident reports

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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