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42-31252

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 8/10/43; Gr Island 17/10/43; Wilmington 24/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-N] Rougham 30/10/43; Missing in Action Berlin 24/5/44 with Rich Whorton, crew ? (10 Returned to Duty); flak, ditched North Sea, crew rescued. SWEATY BETTY.

Service

People

  • Fred Kvasnicka

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • John Whorton

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 24 May 1944 in B-17 #4231252 'Sweaty Betty. ' Plane ditched in North Sea. Returned to base.

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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
31 October 2015 15:08:16 usxpat Changes to nicknames, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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