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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 9/3/43; Gore 20/3/43; Tinker 30/3/43; Homestead 7/4/43; Morrison 12/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 12/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; battle damaged Messina 16/8/43, 1KIA; transferred 342BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Missing in Action Piraeus 11/1/44 with 1Lt Herbert G Easterling, 1Lt Daniel L Rader, 1Lt John D Slusher, 2Lt Melvin G Buck, T/Sgt Robert H Buford, S/Sgt Alvie A Ashcraft, S/Sgt Robert M Butler, S/Sgt Harold R McClung, S/Sgt Roy L Smith Jr, S/Sgt Theodore H Vick, Sgt William F McClain; coll with 42-3251, crashed Kalami, Gr. Missing Air Crew Report 2027 (?9439). WEBFOOT.



  • 42-3251

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 13/4/43; Morrison 11/5/43; Assigned 348BS/99BG Navarin 16/6/43; Oudna 4/8/43; transferred 342BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Missing in Action Piraeus 11/1/44 with F/O Roy F Mayo, 1Lt Harvey M Bigby, 1Lt Gilbert O...

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  • 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. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb 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...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • 346th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 9 March 1943

Delivered Denver AAF 9-Mar-43.

Assigned Navarin, 83390 Puget-ville, France 12 May 1943

Assigned to 346BS, 99BG Navarin 12-May-43.

Assigned 14 November 1943

Transferred 342BS, 97BG, 15AF Depienne 14-Nov-43.

Crashed Kalami, Greece 11 January 1944

Missing in Action Piraeus 11-Jan-44 mid air collision with 42-3251, crashed Kalami, Greece.


Date Contributor Update
26 August 2017 12:05:29 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, aircraft associations, unit associations and place associations

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log