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43-38100

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/44; Kearney 15/7/44; Grenier 20/7/44; Assigned 850BS/490BG Eye 22/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 14/7/45; 4185 BU Independence 16/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 25/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 6/2/46.

Service

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

People

  • Francis Fisher

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 490th Bomb Group
    Member of Fisher crew

Places

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2017 04:43:40 Mighty8AAF Changes to person associations
Sources

http://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/dbaat.asp?theAT=B-17&offset=2525

Date Contributor Update
07 August 2017 00:17:57 Mighty8AAF Changes to nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

Name was taken from an original photo of #43-38100.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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