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43-37706

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-U] Deenethorpe 12/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 2/12/45. SATAN’S CHILLEN.

Service

People

  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Francis Burns

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt Francis F. Burns flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Togglier.

  • Wilbur Ford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Wilbur was born Jan 6, 1917 and died Jan 27, 2010 at the Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, TX. He flew several missions over Germany during WWII and his co-pilot was Terence Bennett McArron.

  • Terence McArron

    Military | Major | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    During WWII McArron flew several bombing missions over Germany. Following the war he joined the reserves and retired with the rank of Major. In addition to completing college with a BA, Terry had a full career with the US Postal service and retired as...

  • Philip Moody

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner; Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's crew ...

  • Frank Perez

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    From 4 April 1944 to 7 October 1944, he flew 32 missions as a Ball Turret Gunner. On 6 June 1944, D-Day he and his crew flew to Caen, in order to bomb a nearby airfield. However, cloud cover prevented Perez's and 5 other aircraft from dropping their...

  • Irving Woliver

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    As Navigator, was on at least 32 missions: #s 57, 58, 59, 63, 64, 65, 66, 67, 68, 69, 70, 72, 73, 75, 83, 84, 88, 89, 93, 93 (with the 614th), 94, 95, 96, 111, 112, 114, 128, 129, 130, 133, 135, 136 and still checking....

  • William Woodward

    Military | Second Lieutenant | 401st Bomb Group

Places

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2016 02:07:36 RWOLIVER Changes to production block number and nicknames
Sources

401bg.org

Date Contributor Update
06 August 2016 01:52:52 RWOLIVER Changes to production block number
Sources

410bg.org

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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