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Factory fresh B-17F Flying Fortesses, USA 1942.



  • 41-24605 Knock-out Dropper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned to the 359BS/303BG [BN-R] Bangor 22-Sep-42; Molesworth 22-Oct-42; First 8th Air Force aircraft to complete 50, then 75 missions- 27-Mar-44; with M/Sgt Buford Pafford as crew chief; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5-Jun-44; Reconstruction Finance...

  • 41-24606 Werewolf

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-27-BO 41-24606 "Werewolf" was assigned 358BG/303BG [VK-H] Kellog Field, Battle Creek, Michigan on 14-Sep-42; Arrived at Molesworth, UK 16-Oct-42. ...

  • 41-24607 Jerry Jinx & What's Up Doc?

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24607 [GN-W] "Jerry JinX" was assigned 427BS/303BG at Bangor 24-Sep-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; Missing in Action 23-Jan-43 on a mission to bomb the port area and U-Boat pens at Lorient, France. Aircraft sustained damage from AA fire over the...

  • 41-24612 The Devil Himself

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-R] Bangor 25/9/42; Molesworth 26/10/42; transferred AFSC 25/5/43 for special gun tests; 1 CCRC Bovingdon /43; Returned to the USA 20/12/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 9/10/45.

  • 41-24614

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 364BS/305BG [JJ-R/A] Bangor 10/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/5/44; Returned to the USA La Junta 14/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcey Fd, 31/7/45. SNAFU...

  • 41-24616

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-U/K] Presque 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 2 SAD Warton 3/12/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 21/3/44; Returned to the USA Keesler 4/5/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

  • 41-24620 Snap! Crackle! Pop!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F 41-24620 'Snap, Crackle, Pop' assigned 360BS/303BG [PU-D] Bangor 14-Sep-42; Molesworth 16-Oct-42; was one of the first group of 40 B-17s deployed to England by the USAAF 8th Air Force. Plane was named by its original pilot, then-Lt. Jacob Wayne...


Date Contributor Update
07 October 2019 19:22:01 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption and aircraft associations