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42-3392

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/6/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 8/8/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Cerignola; 89m 97BG Amendola as weather ship in summer of ‘44; depot 11/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 10/5/45.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

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

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force

    Command
    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 353rd Bomb Squadron
  • 96th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, Colorado 4 June 1943
Assigned Massicault, Tunisia 8 August 1943

2 BG
96 BS

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 23:18:40 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 96
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_11.html

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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