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40-2071 B-17C

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered RAF [AN533] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-N] Polebrook 28-Apr-41; Missing in Action Oslo 8-Sep-41 with A. Mathison, H. Sleath, F. Hogan, N. Davis, C. James, R. Willis, R. Allan (7 Killed in Action); shot down by Me-109s and lost without trace.



  • 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
19 February 2015 17:22:48 Lee8thbuff Changes to serial number, production block number, manufacturer and description

Lee Cunningham 19-Feb-2015. All Additions and edits per "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman with David Osborne.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:01 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log