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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 14/9/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-T] Horham 29/9/43 SPOOK SIX; with Lt Gurney force landed Alconbury afb 19/11/43; 48m, transferred 457BG Glatton 6/44; 384BG Grafton Underwood 22/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clair Wyrick

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Clair Wyrick completed 35 missions as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Horham, England.

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • 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...

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Returned Stateside Kingman Airport (IGM), 7000 Flightline Dr, Kingman, AZ 86401, USA 18 December 1945

Returned to USA, 48 mission veteran, scrapped.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:33:18 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2015 17:23:26 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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