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42-3472

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 1/7/43; Amarillo 3/7/43; Scott 13/8/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-G/N/S] Framlingham 25/8/43 SHOOT A POUND; re-named THE VULTURE 4/44; declared War Weary and transferred HQ 100BG Thorpe Abbotts, damaged in taxi accident with Ray Albright 24/4/45; Returned to the USA Altus 29/10/45. THE PAPER DOLL.

Service

People

  • Ray Albright

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 100th Bomb Group

  • John Alvey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 390th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 568BS, 390BG, 8AF USAAF. 17-Oct-43 crew bailed out of B-17 42-30610 'Red Ass' when a fire in the fuselage developed during a training flight. 25 x missions (13 x aboard 42-3472 "The Vulture"). Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Frederick Roberts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 390th Bomb Group
    Frederick Roberts served as a Radio Operator with the 390th Bomb Group. He flew his first mission on 20 July 1944 in B-17 42-3472. ...

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:44 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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