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42-29994

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 325BS/92BG [NV-K] Alconbury 25/4/43; transferred 812BS/482BG [MI-K] Alconbury 25/8/43; 360BS/303BG Molesworth 15/1/44; Salvaged 25/5/45.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 325th Bomb Squadron
  • 360th Bomb Squadron
  • 812th Bomb Squadron

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...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 23 March 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 23-Mar-43.

Assigned Alconbury, Huntingdon PE28, UK 25 April 1943

Assigned 325BS, 92BG 25-Apr-43

Assigned Molesworth, Huntingdon PE28 0QD, UK 15 January 1944

Transferred 360BS, 303BG 15-Jan-44.

Salvaged 25 May 1945

Salvaged 25-May-45.

Assigned Alconbury, Huntingdon PE28, UK

Transferred 812BS, 482BG 25/8/43.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2019 18:33:52 phil marchese Changes to media associations
Sources

B-17 FLYING FORTRESS STORY, FREEMAN

FKYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date Contributor Update
16 May 2019 18:29:04 phil marchese Changes to media associations
Sources

B-17 FLYING FORTRESS STORY, FREEMAN

FKYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date Contributor Update
03 April 2019 02:26:24 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM image.

Date Contributor Update
05 September 2017 20:03:28 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Corrected associations confused with 42-29944

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2015 15:11:31 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, unit associations, person associations, place associations, mission associations and media associations
Sources

Link with Media FRE 4231, FRE 4232 and FRE 4270and with men on board on 6 September 1943.
Added details about forced landing 6 September 1943.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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