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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 31/10/43; Grand Island 12/11/43; Long Beach 19/11/43; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-G] Thorpe Abbotts 27/11/43; transferred 34BG; severely damaged on shuttle missions and headed for Italy to land at Foggia with Wiley Smith and Don Ellison; repaired and flown back to base only to be eventually Salvaged WW /45; Returned to the USA (with over 100 missions) 121 BU Bradley 30/6/45; Greenboro 1/7/45; Tinker 2/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. MASON AND DIXON.



  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...


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Date Contributor Update
14 January 2017 17:57:45 Yorkshireman Changes to nicknames

Hutchinson & Cortright

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:38 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log