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"The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'The Alamo' Of The 381st Bomb Group Stationed At An 8th Air Force Base Near Ridgewell, Essex County, England, 12 October 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. ...

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb 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...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-8228 The Alamo

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 24/7/44; Langley 17/8/44; Dow Fd 16/9/44; Assigned PFF 418BS/100BG [LD-B] Thorpe Abbotts 18/9/44; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-L] Ridgewell 3/10/44; 7+m 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46. THE ALAMO.


Date Contributor Update
19 April 2018 18:44:36 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations