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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/8/44; mia ? with R. Martin, Co-pilot: Ferlich, Navigator: George Webster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fleming, Radio Operator: Desjardines, Ball turret gunner: Marvin Jalving, Waist gunner: George Schmitt; vn- Clarke (7 Returned to Duty); Bombardier: George Bartzee (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45. MISSBEHAVIN RAVEN.



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 4th Bomb Squadron


  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Marvin Jalving

    Military | 34th Bomb Group

  • Robert Pacholski

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 34th Bomb Group
    Robert Pacholski was a navigator on B-24 #41-28851 'Near-Sighted Robin', 34th Bomb Group on the JC Smith crew. He was part of one of the original crews of the 34th Bomb Group, arriving in England in April 1944. ...


  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log