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B-17 Flying Fortress

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.



  • 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