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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 31/7/44; Lincoln 11/8/44; Grenier 21/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 23/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Bu Sth Plains 2/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 18/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 6/2/46. NO GUM CHUM.



  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Kleinertz

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group

  • Carl Westman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Born to Icelandic immigrants, Carl Westman, from Halldórsstaðir, Laxárdalur, Iceland and Agnete Westman, from Djúpivogur, Iceland, in Bellingham. He served for three years.


  • 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
10 May 2016 20:48:39 Scott 34th7th Changes to nicknames

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:28 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log