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42-29811

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/2/43; Gore 7/3/43; Gulfport 31/3/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [ET-U] Alconbury 15/4/43; taxi accident with Bill Adams 4/5/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; practice mission to RAF St Eval, Cornwall 28/9/43 with Norman Hargert, Co-pilot: R.Coates, Navigator: J.Guess, Bombardier: C. Poe, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: W.Green, Radio Operator: J.DeLoog, Ball turret gunner: W.Strickert, Waist gunner: S.Burella, Waist gunner: W.Isenhour, Tail gunner: L.Larsen, pass-S.Roake, pass-T.Dennis (12 Returned to Duty); engines malfunctioned so returned to St Eval and slewed off runway; (? battle damaged St Dizier 4/10/43?), Salvaged. CHATTANOOGA CHOO CHOO aka BLASTED EVENT.

Service

Units

  • 482nd Bomb Group

    482nd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 482nd Bomb Group was a Pathfinder Group, which using radar-equipped aircraft to support bombing missions until March 1944. Aircraft from this Group went ahead of other Bombers and sent information back about the best routes to take and the extent...

People

  • S Burella

    Military | Technical Sergeant | AT | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • R Coats

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • J DeLoog

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • T Dennis

    Military | passenger | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • W Green

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • J Guess

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • Norman Hargert

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • W Isenhour

    Military | Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • L Larson

    Military | Aerial Gunner | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

  • C Poe

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 482nd Bomb Group
    Sept 28, 1943, accident on runway at St Eval in B17#42-29811 'Blasted Event'. All returned.

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Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • St Eval

    Military site : airfield
    USAAF and US Navy lodger units operated from the base from 1942.

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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