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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 18/6/44; Dow Fd 7/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-E] Sudbury 9/7/44; `27m` Missing in Action Bingen 27/11/44 with ?; force landed Vilvorbe, Ger?; Salvaged 1/12/44.



  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    The 486th Bomb Group flew both B-24s and B-17s, swapping from the former aircraft to the latter in late July 1944 after 49 missions. In total the Group flew 292 missions during the war and remarkably the 834th Bomb Squadron lost no aircraft or...

  • 832nd Bomb Squadron


  • 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...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Kearney AAF, NE 7 June 1944

Delivered Kearney AAF.

Assigned Sudbury, UK 9 July 1944

Assigned to 832BS, 486BG, 8AF USAAF.

Crashed Vilvoorde, Belgium 27 November 1944

Force landed Vilvoorde, Belgium


Date Contributor Update
28 February 2022 09:32:25 Al_Skiff Changes to events

Date Contributor Update
28 February 2022 09:30:22 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest

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