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42-97827

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 8/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Grenier 30/4/44; Assigned 751BS/457BG [B] Glatton 1/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/12/45. MY MARY MYRTLE.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 457th Bomb Group

    457th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 457th Bomb Group began combat operations during the Big Week of 20-25 February when American bombers carried out concentrated raids against German aircraft bases, factories and assembly plants. The air crews' targets on that first mission were...

  • 751st Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Lewis

    Military | Sergeant | Gunner | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 751BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. Came late; had only 2 or 3 missions. Came over on the Queen Elizabeth. Flew home June 1945 in 'My Mary Myrtle' 42-97827. Rhineland and Central Europe campaigns. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Clarence Schuchmann

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 750BS, 457BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA 1944

Built at Lockheed Vega.

Delivered Denver AAF, CO 8 March 1944

Delivered Denver AAF 8-Mar-44.

Assigned Glatton, UK 1 May 1944

Assigned to 751BS, 457BG 8AF USAAF 1-May-44.

Returned ZI Bradley AAF, CT 8 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley AAF 8-Jun-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 19:06:29 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-97827-my-mary-myrtle/

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2021 18:58:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events and unit associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-97827-my-mary-myrtle/42-97827/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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