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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 366BS/305BG Syracuse 14/9/42; with Lyle M. Adams, en route Grafton Underwood, crashed on take off Gander, Newfoundland 25/10/42 with Lyle Adams {inj}, Co-pilot: Capt W.Sault, Navigator: A.Mercer, Bombardier: W.Ewing, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J.Nelson, Radio Operator: D.Staffee, Ball turret gunner: R.Circle, Waist gunner: C.Fisher,Tail gunner: J.Clarke, passLt H.S. McMurray {inj}. (10 Returned to Duty), clipped pillbox on t/o and bellied in on next runway. Salvaged.



  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log