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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 12/4/44; 1SAG Langley 16/6/44; Grenier 6/7/44; Assigned 351BG Polebrook 8/7/44; transferred 612BS/401BG [SC-U] Deenethorpe 7/8/44; 613BS; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/8/44; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46.

Service

People

  • Allan Ainley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars)

  • John Allen

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x missions. Ended Tour Duty (ETD). Awards: AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Althoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Joseph Amber

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier, Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Don Currie crew. 38 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Allen Aschenbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
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  • Marvin Christensen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Donald Currie

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 38 x combat missions. ETD ...

  • Earl Gibson

    Military | Master Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Ditched into the channel and was rescued. RTD. Don Currie crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star). Post war: Remained in USAF serving in Korean conflict.

  • Cecil Graf

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. Donald McCree and Donald Currie crews. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Morey Jeffery

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC (OLC), AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

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Places

  • 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...

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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