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42-98006

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Dallas 30/4/44; Kearney 13/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned PFF 832BS/486BG [3R-F] Sudbury 3/7/44; 62m ret POWs from Linz 11/7/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 13/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 7/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. THE OLD YARD DOG.

Service

Units

People

  • Howard Berodt

    Military | Colonel | B24/B17 Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • W. Douglas

    Military | Pin Point Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • George Nason

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Douglas Putnam

    Military | Tail Gunner | 486th Bomb Group
    See the official crew and mission list of Capt. Robert J. Whitney at: https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

  • Robert Whitney

    Military | Captain | Flight Commander | 486th Bomb Group
    "Capt. Whitney arrives at Station 174, RAF Sudbury, with his first group of replacements [crew] in mid-July of 1944; they travelled over to England in the B17G that they nicknamed the "Pogo Stick" (fate and s/n of aircraft is unknown). He flies his...

Missions

  • 676

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 677

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

Places

  • Sudbury

    Military site : airfield
    Situated between the villages of Great Waldingfield and Acton, the airfield was used by the 486th Bomb Group from March 1944 to August 1945. Facilities for administrative offices for the Combat Wing were also made available here and along with barrack...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2021 18:48:09 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

NOTE: Without more information, I can only guess that Whitney and his crew flew in EITHER mission #676, OR mission #677, on the 14th Oct. 1944. hv
See Flight Captain Whitney's Crew & Mission sheet at the official 486th Bomb. Group web page at this address:
https://486th.org/BS832/Whitney.htm

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2015 02:37:08 Reddog1968 Changes to nicknames
Sources

486th Bomb Group

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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