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42-30374

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/5/43; Gore 25/5/43; Gr Isle 3/6/43; Dow Fd 27/6/43; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-A] Rougham 27/6/43; detailed Duren 20/10/43 with Gerald Smith, crew ? (10 Returned to Duty); mission ruled out through bad weather and aircraft crashed near Dover, Kent, UK; Salvaged 21/10/43. LITTLE SIR ECHO.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Racine Black

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Gerald Smith

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    18 October 1943 with the assigned target of Duren, mission was recalled. B-17 #42-30374 'Little Sir Echo' crashed near Dover. All crew escaped injury.

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 March 2018 00:41:37 RayWells Changes to nicknames, unit associations and person associations
Sources

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Date Contributor Update
19 March 2018 00:36:05 RayWells Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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