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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/43; Tinker 27/4/43; Smoky Hill 5/5/43; Tinker 12/5/43; Lincoln 20/5/43; Bangor 23/5/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-H] Framlingham; Horham 15/6/43;

with L.B. Palmer force landed Snetteron 15/9/43;

with W.U. Brownlow force landed RAF Swanton Morley with three Wounded in Action 16/12/43 lw-John H. Winter, rw-Henry Rife,Tail gunner: J.H. Ennis;

29m, transferred 457BG Glatton 3/44; 2 BAD Warton 17/3/44;

Returned to the USA Homestead 18/7/44; Tinker 24/7/44; Patterson 19/8/44; Eglin 14/12/44; Recl Comp 31/10/45. DESTINY'S TOT aka ANGEL PUMPKIN.

Service

Units

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    Group
    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Brownlow

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Joseph Ennis

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leslie Palmer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Shot down 29 November 1943 in B-17 #426039. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Rife

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • John Winter

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Left Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17G #42-31910 began losing altitude in the target area of Berlin and was attacked by fighters on the return, spun down, broke in two, and crashed near Hanover, GR on 4 Mar 1944. Killed in Action (KIA).

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

Events

Event Location Date
Forced landing Norwich NR16 2JU, UK 15 September 1943
Forced landing 1 Worthing Rd, Swanton Morley, Dereham NR20 4QD, UK 16 December 1943

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 March 2017 11:46:59 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, description, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Added connections from information in biography field.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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