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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/43; Geiger 28/5/43; Gt Falls 7/6/43; Gore 12/6/43; Smoky Hill 29/6/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 571BS/390BG [FC-P] Framlingham 11/7/43 CABIN IN THE SKY; re-named ROUGH GROUP then DOROTHY DEE; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 14/8/45. Reverted to CABIN IN THE SKY.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 571st Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force

People

  • Arthur Rogers

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 95

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...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 21 May 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 21-May-43.

Assigned Framlingham, Woodbridge IP13, UK 11 July 1943

Assigned 571BS, 390BG, 8AF Framlingham 11-Jul-43.

Returned Zone of Interior Bradley International Airport (BDL), Schoephoester Rd, Windsor Locks, CT 06096, USA 4 July 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley AAF 4-Jul-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 15:28:00 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Linked to Roger Freeman picture.

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 12:31:50 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Linked to Roger Freeman picture.

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 11:35:00 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Linked to Roger Freeman picture.

Date Contributor Update
14 September 2017 11:27:49 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Linked to Roger Freeman picture.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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