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41-24415

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; coll mid air with 25147, prop sheared part of tail off, crew man bailed out over Mediterranean Sea, with John Holmes, Hadden, Dunn, Ludolph, McDonald, Haygreen, Rich Brown, Leibowitz, Lane, Lewis; crash landed at base 9/5/43. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 16524. YANKEE DOODLE II.

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  • Polebrook

    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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15 September 2017 13:13:48 ram957 Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
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INTERNET RESEARCH

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15 September 2017 13:10:20 ram957 Changes to media associations
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FOLD 3 - NARA RECORD

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15 September 2017 13:09:39 ram957 Changes to media associations
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15 September 2017 13:09:00 ram957 Changes to media associations
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15 September 2017 13:06:02 ram957 Changes to description
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NARA RECORDS

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14 September 2017 15:19:09 ram957 Changes to nicknames
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Fold 3

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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