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"Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 15th AF head for the German oil facilities at Regensburg, Germany on 20 January 1945. Mission successfully completed. Attacks by planes of the Mediterranean allied air forces on vital Nazi production centers are helping to draw the iron ring around Germany."



  • 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. ...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 347th Bomb Squadron


  • 44-6196

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 27/5/44; Hunter 14/6/44; Grenier 23/6/44; Assigned 347BS/99BG Tortorella 4/7/44; 96m Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 2/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 21/11/45.


Date Contributor Update
23 September 2018 17:32:32 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations