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42-3521

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/3/43; Lowry 17/8/43; Assigned 813BS/482BG [PC-L] Alconbury with Oboe Mk I radar 8/9/43; transferred 367BS/306BG [GY-A] Thurleigh 22/2/44; AFSC Stansted 12/5/44; Returned to the USA St Paul 12/6/44; transferred USN [34106] Rome, NY 23/3/45, later modified as B-17G and re-designated PB-1 (the first) as all B-17Gs, stripped of all armament and used as flying aeronautical laboratory 28/7/43; Returned to USAFF 2/4/48; eventually assigned US Navy, serial # 34106.

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  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

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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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