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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 22/2/43; Gore 9/3/43; Duncan 31/3/43; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY-N] Thurleigh 20/4/43; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-P] Bassingbourn 11/9/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Amarillo 16/4/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 9/1/46; MIAMI CLIPPER.

Service

People

  • August Ballay

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • James Buchanan

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Albert Burton

    Military | Major | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Albert Winter Burton (A.W. or Burton) grew up in Huntsville, Utah. While attending Utah State University, he signed up as part of the Air Corps. He felt he had a better chance at controlling his service than to wait for the draft. He originally...

  • Stanley Cantrell

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Walter Cyr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Edward Eicke

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • Matthew Fronko

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Pulliam

    Military | Sergeant | Photographic Unit | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

  • William Schofield

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 July 2020 05:14:42 ThreeB Changes to production block number and markings
Sources

Direct family

Date Contributor Update
01 June 2020 14:58:33 sonantcarp179 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

the Miami clipper is a b17f-75-na of the 91st bomb group.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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