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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/5/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 2/7/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 3/7/44; mid air coll with 42-38051 (490BG) on training mission 13/8/44 with John Ketas,Tail gunner: Ed Hosey (2RTD, both injured); Co-pilot: Dick Ransom, Navigator: Arthur Bright, Bombardier: Cliff Ratliff, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Crawford Weaver, Radio Operator: Chas Noblin, Waist gunner: Patsy Terling, Ball turret gunner: Paul Bowling (7 Killed in Action); crash landed Thelveton, Nfk. UK. Salvaged 14/8/44.



  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:22 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log