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The wreckage of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" burns in a pasture at Bourigny, France. It was hit while returning from a mission over German territory, crash landed in France, and all the crew escaped with only slight bruises. 7 August 1944.



  • 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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron



  • 43-37816

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/44; Kearney 4/6/44; Grenier 16/6/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-H] Chelveston 28/6/44; battle damaged Montbartier, Fr fuel dumps 7/8/44 with S.R. Graves, crew unknown; (9 Returned to Duty); crash landed Bourigny (horse racetrack),...


  • 527

    7 August 1944
    STRATEGIC OPERATIONS (Eighth Air Force): 4 missions are flown: ...


Date Contributor Update
05 January 2019 14:51:53 richmu88 Changes to person associations

Donald Muckermans records

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2018 22:22:42 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations