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42-97989

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 25/4/44; Langley 17/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 96BG Snetterton 8/7/44; transferred 335BS/95BG [OE-Y] Horham 9/7/44; Missing in Action Warsaw (Operation Frantic VII) 18/9/44 with Jack W Streeton; force landed Russia; Salvaged 24/11/44; 7m, repaired & Assigned 301BG Lucera 9/1/45; transferred 20BS/2BG Amendola; with Richard W Kennedy force landed Goita A/fd, Italy 18/6/45.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 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. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 20th Bomb Squadron

People

Missions

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

  • Lucera

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Russia 18 September 1944

Missing in Action Warsaw (Operation Frantic VII) 18/9/44. Force landed Russia.

Salvaged Russia 24 November 1944

Salvaged 24-11-44.

Repaired Re-Assigned 71036 Lucera FG, Italy 9 January 1945

Repaired & Assigned 301BG Lucera 9/1/45.

Transferred Amendola, 25052 Piamborno BS, Italy June 1945

Transferred 20th BS/2nd BG Amendola.

Crashed Goito, Province of Mantua, Italy 18 June 1945

Force landed Goita Airfield, Italy 18/6/45. Cat 4 damage. Pilot Lt Richard W Kennedy.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 12:44:15 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942
http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbasn.asp?SN=42-97989&Submit4=Go

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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