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42-31620

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 750BS/457BG [B] Glatton 26/1/44; on return from Hardelot 2/6/44 with Franklin Morrell, Co-pilot: Andrew Whiten, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty) force landed no hydraulics, ran off runway collided with 42-38056 and burnt out; Salvaged 22/6/44. SKUNK HOLLOW.

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Aircraft

  • 42-38056 Queen Bea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/11/43; Wendover 11/12/43; Assigned 751BS/457BG [M] Glatton 7/4/44; after returning from mission 2/6/44 was parked and hit by 42-31620, Salvaged 22/6/44. QUEEN BEA. ...

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Units

  • 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...

  • 750th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Franklin Morrell

    Military | First Lieutenant | 457th Bomb Group

  • Dwight Parken

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Flew on Franklin Morrell's crew. On 2 June '44 after a misson to Rouen, France, plane tried to crash land, had no brakes. The plane veered off to the right and hit the wing of another aircraft and then crashed head-on into a parked aircraft. All the...

  • Clarence Schuchmann

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Tangherlini

    Military | Lieutenant | Maintenance Officer | 457th Bomb Group
    Official Mission Report from 457th Bomb Group: ...

  • Andrew Whiten

    Military | 457th Bomb Group

Places

  • 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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 July 2017 13:13:59 Lucy May Changes to description
Sources

Changed date from 21 June to 2 June. See: http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_serials/1942_2.html

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:39 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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