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42-3181

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 12/3/43; Dow Fd 6/5/43; Assigned 95BG /43 LIMITED SERVICE; transferred 366BS/305BG [KY-L] Chelveston 1/8/43; 486BG Sudbury 16/7/44; Salvaged 26/1/46.

Service

People

  • Donald Worsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Lt. Don Worsley volunteered in San Francisco on March 2, 1942 at the age of 19. He was a student at Marin College. He completed Pre-Flight Bombing Training in Santa Ana in May 1942 and began Advanced Bomb Training in Victorville, CA, graduating...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 114

    10 October 1943
    This mission was intended to be a massive attack of 307 B-17s on the railroad facilities and waterway (canals) at Munster, Germany. This attack was to be supported by a diversion 39 B-24s. The formation was attacked by hundreds of German fighters which...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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