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43-37835

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/5/44; Hunter 6/6/44; Presque Is 28/6/44; Assigned 833BS/486BG [4N-B] Sudbury 2/7/44, then 832BS [3R-B]; 81m Returned to the USA Bradley 8/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45.

Service

Units

People

  • Richard Douglas

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

  • 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

  • Robert Fennell

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

  • Roy Frawley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group

  • James Groat

    Military | Radio Operator Gunner | 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

  • David Roper

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 486th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 833BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 Battle stars), American Defense.

  • Erwin Tomaszewski

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

  • Roy Vehlow

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

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Missions

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 November 2021 17:25:45 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://warbirds.fandom.com/wiki/Boeing_B-17_serial_numbers#USAAC_.2F_USAAF

Date Contributor Update
04 November 2021 19:05:46 hansvonmaltzahn Changes to unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

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
18 August 2018 03:37:11 gfeindel Changes to person associations
Sources

logbook of David B Roper. He flew 6 missions with this plane.

Date Contributor Update
18 August 2018 03:35:46 gfeindel Changes to markings
Sources

486th bomb group web site

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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