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"Lt. W. H. Moore and crew of the 381st Bomb Group in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Miss Floral' at 8th Air Force Station 167, Ridgewell, Essex County, England. 22 October 1944."

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

People

Aircraft

  • 44-6173 Miss FlorAla

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 19/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 7/6/44; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 28/6/44; Missing in Action Stendahl 8/4/45 with Harvey Adelmeyer, Co-pilot: John Frampton, Navigator: Norman Melvin, tog-Ed Dybicz, Flight engineer/top...

Locations

  • Ridgewell, England

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 December 2018 15:14:55 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://www.fold3.com/image/32172297?terms=MACR%2044-6173

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2017 04:06:07 FrankM Created entry
Sources

http://www.381st.org/Photo-Gallery/emodule/773/eitem/1048

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