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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26-Jan-43; Pueblo 1-Feb-43; Dow Field, Bangor, Maine 10-Jun-43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Z] Horham 2-Jul-43; 14m, (force landed Eye AF 22/2/44), transferred SAD 1-Mar-44; 94BG Rougham 25-Jul-43; 25BG Watton 1-Apr-44; 2 BAD 19-Jun-44; Returned to the USA Tinker 26-Jul-44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Field for disposal 23-May-45. PEGGY ANN.



  • 25th Bomb Group

    25th Bomb Group

    The 25th Bombardment Group (Reconnaissance) was constituted in the days after D-Day and activated in England in August 1944 to carry out photographic and mapping missions over mainland Europe as the Allied armies pushed east. The Group were designated...

  • 802nd Reconnaissance Group (SP)
  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

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

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • Base Air Depot 2

    Base Air Depot 2

    During 1942 to 1945 Warton Aerodrome was Base Air Depot No. 2, Station 582 of the U.S. 8th Air Force. In the three years it was active it processed over 10,000 aircraft and saw over 45,000 aircraft movements. Every type of American aircraft used in the...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron
  • 1st Strategic Air Depot
  • 8th Air Force


  • 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...

  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Warton

    Military site : airfield
    Built as a satellite airfield for Squires Gate, it was earmarked for US use even before America entered the Second World War. Its location made it ideal for use as a depot station, where incoming US aircraft could be processed and moved on to active...

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...


Event Location Date
Crashed Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 22 February 1944

Force landed Eye AF 22/2/44.

Transferred Honington, Bury Saint Edmunds, Suffolk IP31, UK 1 March 1944

Transferred Strategic Air Depot 1/3/44.

Transferred Warton, Preston, Lancashire PR4, UK 19 June 1944

Transferred to No 2 Base Air Depot 19/6/44.

Returned Stateside Tinker AFB, Oklahoma City, OK 73145, USA 26 July 1944

Returned to the USA Tinker Field 26/7/44. 14 mission veteran. Sold for Scrap.


Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 18:24:55 Lee8thbuff Changes to description

Lee Cunningham 14-Dec-2015. Converte dates in Description to military-style signification.

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 18:10:09 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:35 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log