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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 5/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 839BS/487BG [R5-Q] Lavenham 2/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 13/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45.



  • Earnest Degan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 487th Bomb Group
    Flew on B-17G #43-37918.

  • Ernest Witham

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 487th Bomb Group
    Lt. Ernest F. Witham entered active service on August 30, 1943. Stationed in Lavenham with the 487th BG, 839th Squadron he was a pilot on 34 missions in the ETO, half on a B-24 (42-94969) and half on a B-17 (43-37918). He taught new pilots inLockbourne...


  • Lavenham

    Military site : airfield
    Lavenham was built as a standard USAAF bomber airfield, with fifty hardstandings, T2 hangars and 2,000 and 1,400 feet runways. John Laing and Son Ltd. carried out the work in 1943, and the airfield opened in April 1944. The 487th Bomb Group occupied...


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log