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43-38005

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/6/44; Kearney 26/6/44; Dow Fd 9/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-M] Sudbury 11/7/44; `15m` during assembly for Ludwigshafen 27/9/44 with Leslie Hull, Co-pilot: Bill Roberts, drn-Murray Hunter, Bombardier: John Hardy, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Vernon Hatler, Radio Operator: Wesley Thalender, Ball turret gunner: Howard Lowe, Waist gunner: Bufford Addington, Tail gunner: Rich Stevenson (9 Returned to Duty); mid air coll with 43-37942; crew bailed safely and aircraft crashed sea off Suffolk coast.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-37942 Flippy aka The Blue Fairy

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/6/44; Kearney 19/6/44; Grenier 1/7/44; Assigned 832BS/486BG [3R-J] Sudbury 2/7/44; force landed Woodbridge EMG with Merle Dibble 3/1/45, crew OK; detailed Mainz 27/9/44 with George Goodman, Co-pilot: Fred Stehle, drn-Bill Winship,...

Units

  • 486th Bomb Group

    486th Bomb Group

    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

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2021 19:38:58 jmoore43 Changes to aircraft associations
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Added an association to A/C #43-37942 listed in the "Description" for A/C #43-38005.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2021 19:21:06 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added the Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17g-75-bo-43-37874-43...

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2021 19:17:43 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
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Added an association to the 832nd BS & 486th BG listed in the description section for A/C #43-38005.

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2021 19:08:24 jmoore43 Changes to description
Sources

Added a space before the words "Tail gunner" in the A/C “Description” to aid readability.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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