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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 15/4/43; Dow Fd 26/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-V] Horham 15/6/43; 48m, (TG H.S. Boes wia 6/9/43); force landed Bungay AF 16/9/43 SAD 21/6/44; transferred 412BS [QW-V]; Returned to the USA Patterson 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS.




  • Howard Boes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group


  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...


  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...


Event Location Date
Crew Casualty 6 September 1943

Tail Gunner St/Sgt Howard S Boes WIA on mission to Stuttgart 6/9/43.

Crashed Bungay, Suffolk, UK 16 September 1943

Force landed Bungay AF 16/9/43.

Returned Stateside Wright-Patterson AFB (FFO), Dayton, OH 45433, USA 7 July 1944

Returned to the USA Patterson Field 7/7/44.


Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:37:26 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 16:58:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 19:16:36 doubletbittner Changes to nicknames

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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest

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