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42-6174

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 13/8/43 with Joe Hearn(d); Cheyenne 15/8/43; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-K] Chelveston 7/11/43 HOME-SICK ANGEL; 858BS/492BG Alconbury (Carpetbagger Ops) 26/6/44. STRIPPED FOR ACTION aka SWING SHIFT.

Service

People

  • Clarence Hightshoe

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    See "Iowans of the Mighty Eighth", Chapter 22 "Biographies", by Charles D Taylor, for a detailed biography. ...

Places

  • 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...

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2019 14:53:05 phil marchese Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

Ducimus Camouflage & Markings; B-17

Date Contributor Update
07 June 2019 14:50:06 phil marchese Changes to media associations
Sources

Uncamouflaged B-17G does not match, nor does nose art.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:59 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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