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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 92BG Podington 17/10/43; transferred 332BS/94BG [XM-E] Rougham /43; landing accident at Bovingdon due to structural failure with Chas Cliburn 17/8/43; landing accident at Rougham with Ken Steele 29/9/43; recalled from mission and on landing at base landing gear malfunctioned 9/2/44 with Alwin Kocher, Co-pilot: Henry Wallace, Navigator: Metro Wozniak, Bombardier: Edmond Moreau, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Bill Wood, Radio Operator: Bill Holmes, Ball turret gunner: Joe Anderson, Waist gunner: Herbert Chase, Waist gunner: Gil Debrieski,Tail gunner: Elmer Thomas (10 Returned to Duty); no records until Salvaged 22/6/45. STUD DUCK.



  • 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...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron


  • VIII Bomber Command 84

    17 August 1943
    The mission flown on 17-Aug-43, the 1st anniversary of the 1st mission flown by the 8th Air Force, is probably the most written about mission of the war. This is the famous Schweinfurt/Regensburg mission on which 60 B-17s are lost. It has been dubbed ...


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Crashed Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, UK 17 August 1943

Landing accident at Bovingdon due to structural failure, Cat 3 damage. Pilot Charles E. Cliburn.


Date Contributor Update
12 June 2016 20:26:56 Rainer Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and mission associations

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log