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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 369BS/306BG [WW-D] Westover 16/8/42; 423BS Thurleigh 13/10/42; slight mid-air collision on training flight with Ralph Jones, coll with 42-5251 with Capt John Regan 1/3/43, both limped back to base with slight cuts & bruises, ‘476 with wheels up (10 Returned to Duty); Salvaged NBD Chelveston 19/3/43. ADORABLE - UNBEARABLE.



  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • 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
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log