Skip to main content
Edit entry 

43-38328

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 358BS/303BG [VK-I] Molesworth 12/8/44; transferred 95BG Horham 14/8/44; 2m then transferred 569BS/390BG [CC-J] 14/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Hershel Ballinger

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Crew Number 38

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • 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...

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 20:51:27 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added connections to the 569th BS & 390th BG mentioned in the A/C description.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Share