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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 2/12/43; Kearney 17/12/43; Romulus 6/1/44; Kearney 7/1/44; Memphis 9/1/44; Presque Is 10/1/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-B] Deenethorpe 31/1/44; 134m crash landed Polebrook 22/4/44, Salvaged 1 SAD Troston. FANCY NANCY IV.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command
    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Chapman

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | B17 Right Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Scribner Dailey

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Eugene Lott

    Military | Major | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 34 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, PH, WWII Victory, EAME, UN and Korean medals. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean conflict.

  • Donald McCallum

    Military | First Lieutenant | Intelligence Observer | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2015 15:49:34 Al_Skiff Changes to manufacturer, description, unit associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
20 February 2015 15:47:06 Al_Skiff Changes to nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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