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42-30381

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Tinker 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 18/6/43; Casper 28/6/43; Kearney 30/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Kearney 9/7/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 26/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; 17m transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola ? ; Missing in Action Budapest 3/4/44 with Bob Daniels, Anthony, Hamilton, Tiller, Johnson, Thorp, Bernius, Davis, Flanagan, Reilly; flak KO’d two engines, crashed Sarajevo, Yugo; MACR 3581. LITTLE RED HEAD.

Service

Units

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 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
  • 419th 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 25 May 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 25-May-43.

Assigned Tunisia 26 July 1943

Assigned 419BS, 301BG St Donat 26-Jul-43.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy March 1944

Transferred 341BS, 97BG Amendola Mar-44.

Crashed Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 April 1944

Missing in Action Budapest 3-Apr-44 flak KO’d two engines, crashed Sarajevo, Yugo; MACR 3581.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 13:34:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.301bg.com/b-17_42-30381.cfm

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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