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43-37803

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 23/5/44; Kearney 2/6/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-R] Gt Ashfield 20/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 24/11/45. HELL’S BELLES.

Service

People

  • William Kelley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group

  • John Pugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    John Pugh completed 36 missions as a ball turret gunner with the 549th Bomb Group of the 385th Bomb Group. He flew on 9 different B-17's including Dozy Doats, Sweet and Lovely, Raggedy Ann, Rio Tinto, Hare's Breadth, Hell's Belles, Hot Chocolate,...

Places

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 14:51:54 BrandonPugh Changes to nicknames
Sources

John W. Pugh Mission Flight Logs

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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