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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 8/11/43; Orlando 22/11/43; 224 BU Sioux City 6/3/45; 332 BU Ardmore 20/4/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 25/9/45.



  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron


  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Charles Normand

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Command Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed at Hunteburg, Germany on 8/24/44 in B-17 #42-97533. Group Command Pilot.

  • Harold Snyder

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Killed in Action (KIA) Shot down by fighters and crashed at Beinheim in B-17 #4337965

  • Ben Witten

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do


  • 8th Air Force 174

    4 January 1944
    The port area of Kiel, Germany and the railroad marshalling yards at Munster, Germany are the Primary targets of this Mission which is organised as two elements: one going to Kiel and the other to Munster. Roger A. Freeman begins to designate aircraft...

  • 8th Air Force 176

    5 January 1944
    This mission consists of five elements: The first element is a combined force of 131 B-17s are despatched by 1st Bomb Division: 92BG; 303BG; 305BG; 306BG; 379BG; 384BG; and 482BG to bomb the shipyards and industrial areas of Kiel, Germany. 119 are...

  • 8th Air Force 206

    3 February 1944
    The port area and Naval facilities at Wilhelmshaven, Germany was the primary target for this mission. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Bomb Divisions all participated. ...

  • 8th Air Force 218

    11 February 1944
    This mission is composed of two separate elements. 3rd Bomb Division stands down having sustained massive losses of 29 aircraft on the previous day. ...


Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 23:30:55 charlieb Changes to person associations


Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 23:19:37 charlieb Changes to unit associations, mission associations and media associations


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:47 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log