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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 32BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Podington 6/8/42; originally assigned RAF as [FA678]; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; Missing in Action {6m} Bizerte, Tun 28/11/42 with John Bruce, Co-pilot: Earl, Navigator: Knop, Bombardier: Tannehill, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hughes, Radio Operator: McGriff, Ball turret gunner: Backus, Waist gunner: Scott,Tail gunner: Gilger (9 Killed in Action); Missing Air Crew Report 16197. BAD PENNY.

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  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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