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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 20/10/43; Walla Walla 7/11/43; Assigned 731BS/452BG [7D-S] Deopham Green 6/1/44; crashed on take off for mission 26/4/44 but unable to gain altitude, with Hugh Wilson, Co-pilot: Rich Bell, Navigator: Fred Duhm, Bombardier: Bill Houston, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Steve Andrychuk, Radio Operator: Chas Foster, Ball turret gunner: Don Yayes, Waist gunner: Edgar Moore, Waist gunner: Philip Priore,Tail gunner: George Rasiarmus (10 Returned to Duty); crashed on take off a mile from end of runway at Gt Ellingham, Nfk., Salvaged TANGERINE.

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People

  • Steve Andrychuk

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Top turret gunner/ flight engineer | 452nd Bomb Group

  • George Keating

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Crew Chief; Airplane Maintenance Technician; Instructor, Airplane Maintenance | 452nd Bomb Group
    Received a bronze star from 3rd AD for for his outstanding performance of his duties in aircraft maintenance in 76 bombardment opertions against the enemy which resulted in no plane being forced to return because of mechanical failures. Campaigns:...

Places

  • Deopham Green

    Military site : airfield
    Deopham Green was another air base constructed after America's entry into the war to Class A standards for use by the B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bomber. When the 452nd Bomb Group arrived in January 1943 they found a main runway of 2,000 yards, two...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 June 2019 19:29:19 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
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FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date Contributor Update
04 December 2016 21:20:58 keatinglyn Changes to description
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Delete "#3 failed from biography because it does not match the accident report.

Date Contributor Update
03 December 2016 16:35:23 keatinglyn Changes to nicknames
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interview with ground crew chief, George H. Keating

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:37 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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