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42-39880

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 29/9/43; Gr Island 29/10/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-O] Alconbury, with H2X scanner in ball turret 14/12/43; retUS 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Love Fd 28/11/45; 3501 BU Boca Raton 16/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/2/46.

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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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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