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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 20/9/43; Gr Island 6/10/43; Assigned 331BS/94BG [QE-S] Rougham 9/10/43; sal 2/6/45. LUCKY 13.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 331st Bomb Squadron

    331st Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • Leroy Kuest

    Military | Sergeant | Crew Chief | 94th Bomb Group
    Crew chief, maintaining B17s at Rougham. He met his wife, Margaret McCurdy, at a dance in London,and they were married in 1946, in Odessa, Washington. Throughout his life, Leroy helped to keep the history of the 94th Bomb Group alive by sharing his...

  • Leo Lewis

    Military | Major General | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Leo C Lewis remained in the Air Force after the war, moving up to the rank of Major General in 1971. His military decorations and awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Distinguished Flyng Cross with two oak leaf clusters, Air...

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 September 2015 15:24:00 usxpat Changes to nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:45 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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