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43-38125

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Dow Fd 26/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-D] Deenethorpe 5/8/44; collided during assembly for Sterkrade 22/1/45 with Bob Deen, crashed three miles SE RAF Saltby, UK; Salvaged 24/1/45.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leroy Adams

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Allan Ainley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Michael Kochel crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars)

  • Russell Albert

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Donald Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Unit Citation w/ Oak Leaf Cluster 1 Damaged

  • Howard Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Francis Anthony

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Arnold Asheim

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Alfred Atchinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Howard Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret and Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    S/Sgt Howard J. Nelson flew 37 missions, from 11/26/1944, mission #173, to 03/24/1945, mission #236. He served as a Ball Turret Gunner and Waist Gunner. ...

  • John Udy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Completed 39 missions

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Missions

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 533

    9 August 1944

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

  • 552

    14 August 1944

  • 8th Air Force 556

    16 August 1944
    Aircraft factories and oil refineries are the primary targets for this mission. A total of 1090 heavy bombers are despatched. See Mission Details for particulars. ...

  • 562

    18 August 1944
    We led the Wing to France to bomb a fuel dump. Made 3 runs on the target. We hit it on the third run. Major Harmon flew Pilot; 12000 feet altitude.

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 572

    25 August 1944

  • 578

    26 August 1944

  • 584

    27 August 1944

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Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2021 00:30:27 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations
Sources

AAMIB

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2021 00:25:27 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38125

Date Contributor Update
27 October 2021 00:17:42 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38125

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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