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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 419BS/301BG Westover 8/7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42 THE RELUCTANT GREMLIN; transferred Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Oudna 6/8/43 {52m}; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 14/11/43 {28m}; Returned to the USA Rome Fd 28/4/44 with Maj P. O'Carroll, original pilot who took it home for war bond tour; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcy Fd 31/7/45. EIGHT BALL.



  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log