Assigned RAF [FA693] but transferred 92BG Bangor 24/6/42; 342BS/97BG Polebrook /8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43 125m; transferred 99BG Tortorella 11/43 12m; Returned to the USA Morrison 18/5/44 total 137m; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd, 19/5/45. WAR EAGLE.
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
Military site : airfield
Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...
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