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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/4/43; Tinker 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Chicago 1/6/43; Smoky Hill 16/6/43; Tinker 19/6/43; Kearney 26/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Dow Fd 12/7/43; Assigned 414BS/97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 14/7/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola 16/1/44; Missing in Action Atzerdorf 24/5/44 with 2Lt Robert S Close, 2Lt Orris F Welch, 2Lt David S Greenfield, 2lt Robert R Englund, S/Sgt Robert O Marlow, S/Sgt Herbert J Haigh, Sgt Thomas E Burke, S/Sgt Paul J Thueson, S/Sgt Frank Shifres, Sgt Russell W Fulleton; enemy aircraft, crashed St Marien; 9 x POW MACR 5070. LADY LUCK.

Hit by fighters, last seen losing altitude with #1 and#3 engines feathered and crew discarding any weight possible.

Service

Units

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 341st Bomb Squadron
  • 414th Bomb Squadron
  • 15th Air Force

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 22 April 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 22-Apr-43.

Assigned Chateaudun du Rhumel, Chelghoum Laïd, Algeria 14 July 1943

Assigned to 414BS, 97BG Chateau-du-Rhumel 14-Jul-43.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy 16 January 1944

Transferred to 341BS, 97BG Amendola 16-Jan-44.

Crashed 4502 Sankt Marien, Austria 25 May 1944

Missing in Action Atzerdorf 24-May-44 enemy aircraft, crashed St Marien; 9 x POW MACR 5070.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 September 2017 18:47:43 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/28626077

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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