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Crew of B-17G tail no. 43-3781 with "liberated" German equipment at RAF Chelveston after they were downed near St. Lo, France. 2nd Lt. Donald Muckerman standing back right.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    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

People

Aircraft

  • 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),...

Missions

  • 527

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

Locations

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 16:55:10 richmu88 Changes to caption
Sources

Don Muckerman collection

Date Contributor Update
08 January 2019 16:52:47 richmu88 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

From Don Muckerman's personal collection

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