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43-38425

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 19/8/44; Lincoln 27/8/44; Grenier 22/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-K] Deenethorpe 7/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 2/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/11/45. NET RESULTS.

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

  • Cecil Adkisson

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

  • Ora Akins

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 37 x Combat missions. Carl Djernes crew. ETD Awards: AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Russell Albert

    Military | Sergeant | Ball 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

  • 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.

  • Donald Kent

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | B-17 Radio Operator/Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Max Kirby

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

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Missions

  • 669

    7 October 1944

  • 677

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 704

    6 November 1944

  • 705

    8 November 1944

  • 715

    16 November 1944

  • 720

    21 November 1944

  • 723

    25 November 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
19 November 2021 01:46:43 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38425

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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