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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/11/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42;
Assigned 414BS/97BG Biskra 31/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 11/8/43; Depienne 15/8/4.
Transferred 347BS/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; Tortorella 11/12/43.
483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44.
Returned to the USA Tinker 8/7/44; Jackson 18/12/44; Patterson 12/1/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 11/9/45. THE RELUCTANT DRAGON.



  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron
  • 347th Bomb Squadron



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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:55 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log