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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 27/7/43; Pendleton 15/8/43; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-V] Polebrook 23/9/43; transferred 487BG Lavenham 16/7/44; 24m transferred 819ASG/78FG Duxford, in landing accident with Paul Patterson 14/5/45, Salvaged 21/5/45. SHADY LADY II.



  • Duxford

    Military site : airfield
    RAF Duxford, now a museum and still a working airfield, was operated by the USAAF from 1943 to 1945. The base was briefly the home of the 350th Fighter Group in late 1942, but it was not until April 1943 that it became a fully American station when the...

  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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Date Contributor Update
20 January 2020 15:07:08 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames

Added the nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log