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Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses enroute to bomb enemy installations in Germany.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A19760-58144AC.

41-24359 was a 301st Bomb Group original flown overseas by Lt Bill Broderick. It was left in England when the 301st moved to North Africa.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...


  • 41-24359

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 301BG Westover 8/9/42; instead of assignment to 12AF, Italy transferred to Chelveston 16/9/42; 813BS/305BG Grafton Underwood/Chelveston 25/11/42, sent to pathfinder base RAF Wyton of installation of Oboe Mk I radar equipment; 325BS/92BG [NV-F]...


Date Contributor Update
07 December 2016 22:43:54 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations