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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 3689BS/306BG Westover 20/8/42; Thurleigh 13/10/42; CCRC 26/3/43; Salvaged NBD 31/5/45. WA-HOO!



  • John Creamer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 9 November 1942 in B-17 41-24486 'Man O War' while serving as Bombardier. Plane crashed in to Channel. His remains were lost at sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Clifford Langley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    12 December 1942 sub pen at Rouen France. My grandfather was tail end Charlie onboard the 'Wahoo'. Was strafed from below by enemy aircraft. Left .50 gun destroyed. Left wrist, leg and head hit by cannon; badly wounded. Destroyed same E/A. He flew...


  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


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Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 20:21:49 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations

Roger Freeman Photo.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log