Civillians repair a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 306th Bomb Group. The original MoI caption: 'British civilians repair a Flying Fortress somewhere in England. They have over two years' experience in assembling and repairing Lend-Lease American aircraft; today their labour and vast depot fully equipped down to the last telephone and canteen knife and fork has been given to the American Command in Britain by the British Government as Reciprocal Aid.'
Assigned 358BS/303BG Westover 27/8/42; transferred 368BS/306BG [BO-V/E] Thurleigh 26/9/42; sustained battle damaged Kassel 28/7/43, with Bill Dooley, Co-pilot: Roy Ranck, Navigator: J.Lervy, Bombardier: W. Swatt, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.Tobin, Radio Operator: Immanuel Enos, Ball turret gunner: P.Lester, Waist gunner: Fred Nabors, Waist gunner: L. Brandon,Tail gunner: John Lotti; (1O Returned to Duty) returned to crash landed at Sudbourne, Suffolk, UK. Salvaged AFSC Burtonwood.
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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