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42-97268

B-17 Flying Fortress

Accepted 12/2/44; Delivered Cheyenne 18/2/44; Dalhart AAF 1/3/44; Grenier Fd 2/4/44; Assigned 410BS/94BG [GL-Z] Rougham 22/4/44; Ret US Bradley 4/8/45; 4185 BU Independence 30/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/12/45. MILLION DOLLAR BABY.

Service

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 410th Bomb Squadron

    410th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

People

  • G Ballard

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    This could possibly be Eugene L Ballard, from the 333rd Bomb Squadron. He was not on the original 97268 crew.

  • Chester Butkiewicz

    Military | Radio Operator/Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • John Edelman

    Military | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group

  • John Hennig

    Military | Engineer/Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • Arthur Lewis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 94th Bomb Group
    Arthur Lewis was born in Kalamazoo, MI. He served as bombardier in the 94th Bomb Group both in the 410th and 322nd Bomb Squadrons. On his second mission, over Wiesbaden, November 10, 1944, their planes was so badly damaged by flak that they had to...

  • Jack Malahy

    Military | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Harold Mix

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

  • William Mullin

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17 'Million Dollar Baby' completed 32 missions over Germany Air Medal W/Oak Leaf Clusters/WW II Victory Medal

  • Edgar Prigmore

    Military | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group

  • Thomas Quinn

    Military | Gunner | 94th Bomb Group

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Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2018 19:18:23 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

from aircraft card

Date Contributor Update
12 November 2015 11:39:43 usxpat Changes to nicknames, unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Rougham Control Tower memorial plaques

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:11 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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