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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 12/3/44; Kearney 27/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-D] Podington 14/4/44; battle damaged Cauvincourt 16/8/44 with Ted Letterman, crew all OK back at base; Salvaged 18/8/44.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 1st Bomb Division

    1st Bomb Division

    Division
    The groups under the command of the 1st Bomb Wing came under the command of the 1st Bomb Division in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 1st Air Division.

  • 40th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 92nd Combat Bomb Wing (II)
  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Albert Grinsted

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombadier | 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few
    ALBERT HUGH GRINS'I'ED Jr. ...

Places

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 December 2020 20:02:57 Scott Weir Changes to person associations and media associations
Sources

Info collected and posted by Scott Weir, grandson of Albert Grinsted, Pappy Time bombardier

Date Contributor Update
28 December 2020 18:45:07 Scott Weir Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Scott Weir (Grandson of Albert Grinsted)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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