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42-31708

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 9/12/43; Kearney 20/12/43; Prestwick 15/1/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-N/R] Thorpe Abbotts 17/1/44; 100+m, Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 5/7/45; Love Fd 6/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 6/12/45. SKIPPER II.

Service

People

  • Leon Hebert

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    DATE & MISSION UNK. FEH

  • Kenneth Lemmons

    Military | Master Sergeant | Flight Chief | 100th Bomb Group
    Kenneth Lemmons was Crew Chief on 42-31708 Skipper II Which completed over 100 Missions.

Places

  • 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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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 September 2018 16:35:10 RayWells Changes to nicknames
Sources

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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