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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 18/2/43; Gt Falls 20/2/43; Salinas 18/3/43; Morrison 29/3/43; Assigned 341BS/97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 16/4/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BS/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; Returned to the USA 1103 BU Morrison 22/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45. WONGO.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 5th Combat Bomb Wing

    5th Combat Bomb Wing

    Wing
    The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard Evans

    Military | Colonel | Instructor navigation & pilot in US. 99 BG & other BG bomber pilot in N.Africa, Sicily, Italy & German held countries
    Richard E. Evans grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He started his flying career graduating from the Primary Flying School, Love Field, March 21, 1940, Class of 40-E. He continued his flight training, transferred to Flight #8 Advanced Training...

  • William Hunnewell

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 99th Bomb Group

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 19:00:22 usx20906 Changes to markings
Sources

Family picture provided by former bomber crew member Sgt. Lynn M. Farnham.

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 18:59:06 usx20906 Changes to markings
Sources

Family picture provided by former bomber crew member Sgt. Lynn M. Farnham.

Date Contributor Update
19 July 2019 18:57:05 usx20906 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

www.bobheffner.com/b17/b1711.shtml

Date Contributor Update
16 January 2019 08:19:03 Weary Willie Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

99th BGHS

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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