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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 92BG Bangor 14/7/42; 341BS/97BG Polebrook 8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; bombed on base by Luftwaffe 10/1/43; Salvaged.



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 341st Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force



  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1942

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Washington, USA 1942

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Bangor International Airport (BGR), 287 Godfrey Blvd, Bangor, ME 04401, USA 14 July 1942

Assigned 92BG.

Transferred Polebrook, Peterborough PE8, UK August 1942 – 10 January 1943

Transferred to 341BS, 97BG, 8AF.

Based Maison Blanche, Boukhanefis, Algeria 13 November 1942

Based at Maison Blanche.

Based Tafraoui, Algeria 22 November 1942

Based at Tafaraoui.

Destroyed Biskra, Algeria 10 January 1943

Bombed on Biskra base by Luftwaffe. Destroyed along with a C-47 and P-38.

Salvaged Biskra, Algeria February 1943



Date Contributor Update
28 September 2016 18:15:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number

Date Contributor Update
28 September 2016 18:09:46 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations

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

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