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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 359BS/303BG Molesworth 21/4/42; 97BG Polebrook 8/42; 92BG Bovingdon /9/42; transferred 418BS/100BG, in take off accident at Burtonwood 24/7/43 on non-operational mission, with Capt Bob Knox, Co-pilot: Lt Col Harry Dungan, Navigator: Ernie Kershaw, Bombardier: Edwin Tabin, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: J. Brady, Radio Operator: I. Barchman, ex Navigator: K. McDannell, pass-Lt Bob Wolf, Lt Chas Stuart (9 Returned to Duty); Salvaged NBD 1/11/43.



  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:07 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log