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43-38541

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45. DIABOLICAL ANGEL.

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...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Harry Ahlers

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Althoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Glenn Amundson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • John Anderson

    Military | Sergeant | Waist gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Harry Ahlers crew. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Lyle Andler

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Lowell Ankrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group

  • Merlin Austin

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group

  • Philbert Azevedo

    Military | Sergeant | Engineer, Top Turret Gunner, Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Merle Boyce

    Military | Colonel | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Harry Ahlers crew. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Clark

    Military | Sergeant | Flight Engineer / Top Turret | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 21 x combat missions. Harry Ahlers crew. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

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Missions

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 689

    26 October 1944

  • 691

    28 October 1944

  • 693

    30 October 1944

  • 700

    4 November 1944

  • 704

    6 November 1944

  • 705

    8 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 723

    25 November 1944

  • 725

    26 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
04 November 2021 18:29:24 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38541

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2021 00:14:35 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38541

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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