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42-3251

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 13/4/43; Morrison 11/5/43; Assigned 348BS/99BG Navarin 16/6/43; Oudna 4/8/43; transferred 342BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Missing in Action Piraeus 11/1/44 with F/O Roy F Mayo, 1Lt Harvey M Bigby, 1Lt Gilbert O Fitzell, 2Lt Delbert C Le Jeune, T/Sgt Donald M Bennett, T/Sgt Clarence L Stevens, S/Sgt Wilbur E Cole, S/Sgt Dissler W Hendrickson, S/Sgt Thomas C Huffman, S/Sgt Leonard R Killebrew; collided with 42-29918, crashed Kalami, Greece; 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA MACR 2028.

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Aircraft

  • 42-29918 'Webfoot'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 9/3/43; Gore 20/3/43; Tinker 30/3/43; Homestead 7/4/43; Morrison 12/4/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin 12/5/43; Oudna 4/8/43; battle damaged Messina 16/8/43, 1KIA; transferred 342BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Missing in...

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Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • 348th Bomb Squadron

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Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 13 April 1943

Delivered Denver AAF 13-Apr-43.

Assigned Navarin, 83390 Puget-ville, France 16 June 1943

Assigned 348BS, 99BG Navarin 16-Jun-43.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy 14 November 1943

Transferred 342BS, 97BG, 15AF 14-Nov-43.

Crashed Kalami, Greece 11 January 1944

Missing in Action Piraeus 11-Jan-44 mid air collision with 42-29918, crashed Kalami, Greece. 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA MACR 2028.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2020 22:36:19 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
Source: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-40-dl-42-3229-42-...

Date Contributor Update
27 August 2017 11:16:36 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbmsqdn.asp?squad=342BS&Submit5=Go
https://www.fold3.com/image/28709535/?terms=42-3251
https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=41260749

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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