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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/5/44; Kearney 22/5/44; Dow Fd 29/5/44; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-N] Ridgewell 10/6/44 PATCHES; 55+m battle damaged Neckarsulm 1/3/45 with Price; last sighted St Pol sur Ternoise, Fr, force landed France?; repaired & ret group; Missing Air Crew Report 12810. Returned to the USA Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. FLAK MAGNET.



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron


  • Alexander Strohmayer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 532BS, 381BG, 8AF USAAF. Worrell, E. crew as co-pilot. 35 x combat missions (10 as 1st pilot). ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Everett Worrell

    Military | Major | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    "My title is Major USAF, Retired and I completed 35 combat missions as a pilot and Flight Commander with the 532nd Bomb Sq, 381st Bomb Group at Ridgewell about 25 miles from Duxford. My last combat mission was on 2nd January 1945 and I led the Group...


  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) France 1 March 1945


Date Contributor Update
13 February 2019 00:33:51 tschase01 Changes to nicknames

My father's records.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12810 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database