Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-29780

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Gore Fd 8/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-P] Alconbury 5/4/43; 335BS [OE-P]; 6m, transferred 92BG Alconbury 12/6/43 but switched to 3BD HQ as hack for Curtis Le May; Returned to the USA Grenier 26/12/44; Patterson 28/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 5/1/46. (first NMF aircraft in 8AF).

Service

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 335th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Curtis LeMay

    Military | General | Commanding General | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    306th Temporary Deputy Commander at Wendover, then transferred as Group Commander of 305th BG 4-Jun-42 to 15-May-43. ...

  • Elmer Richardson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 493rd Bomb Group

Places

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk, UK 8 February 1944

Take Off Accident, Bury St Edmunds/Sta 468, Cat 3 damage Lt Elmer M Richardson, 8-2-44.

Returned Stateside Grenier Field Rd, Londonderry, NH 03053, USA 26 December 1944

Returned to the USA Grenier 26/12/44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
29 November 2019 10:06:46 Emily Changes to nicknames, markings, description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual p.160

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:44:12 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2015 21:14:39 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-29780

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Share