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42-107093

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 6/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-C] Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Reynolds 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

Service

Aircraft

  • 42-107093

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 18/2/44; Rapid City 6/3/44; Dow Fd 18/4/44; Assigned 602BS/398BG [K8-C] Nuthampstead 1/5/44; no ops, transferred 452BG Deopham Green 3/5/44; destroyed by enemy aircraft at Poltava with Lt Reynolds 21/6/44; Salvaged 2/7/44.

Units

  • 452nd Bomb Group

    452nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 452nd Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deopham Green, Norfolk, from January 1944. The air crews hit strategic sites in Germany but also supported the movement of ground forces across Europe after D-Day. On 6 June 1944 itself, the Group...

Missions

  • 428

    21 June 1944
    Ruhland, Germany - The target, south of Berlin, bombed by 114 fortresses with an escort of 70 Mustangs went off as planned but not before the Germans destroyed 43 B-17's and damaged 26. Landed in Russia.

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

  • Poltava

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 June 2015 15:38:43 Pete Changes to markings, aircraft associations, unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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