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43-38330

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/7/44; Kearney 31/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-Z] Deenethorpe 21/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 15/11/45. GAMBLER'S CHOICE.

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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lyle Andler

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Arnold Asheim

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

  • Bernard Goldberg

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Lee Gibson and Carl Short crews. Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Calvin Hallman

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Carl Short crew. Last 5 missions of ETO. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Henry Hill

    Military | Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Carl Short crew. Last 5 combat missions of ETO. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Max Kirby

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Carl Short crew. ...

  • Salvatore Paladino

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Carl Short crew. Last 5 combat missions of ETO. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leonard Penny

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Carl Short crew. Last 5 combat missions of ETO. Awards: AM, BS (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Carl Short

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Last 5 missions of ETO. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • H Tomkin

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Completed 5 x combat missions. Carl Short crew. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

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Missions

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 578

    26 August 1944

  • 584

    27 August 1944

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 623

    11 September 1944
    Major Harmon flew Command Pilot. Did not hit the target because Mickey wasn't working. Brought our bombs back. Got to shoot at some fighters.

  • 628

    13 September 1944

  • 637

    17 September 1944

  • 642

    19 September 1944

  • 645

    22 September 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
14 November 2021 21:57:39 acbernstein1 Changes to nicknames, markings, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38330

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2021 13:24:52 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38330

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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