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43-38650

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/8/44; Patterson 10/9/44; Hunter 20/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-M] Polebrook 7/10/44.

Battle damaged 36m Dresden 14/2/45 with John Kirkland, crew OK; ran out of fuel, force landed France; Salvaged 20/2/45. MERRIE CHRISTIE

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 511th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Will Barker

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Wilbur Benedict

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions on B-17 'Glory Bound'

  • Arthur Farrell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • William Graham

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

  • William Houns

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier; Nose Gunner; Bombardier | 351st Bomb Group
    Flew 34 missions on B-17 'Glory Bound'

  • Leolan Hunt

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • John Kirkland

    Military | First Lieutenant | 351st Bomb Group

  • Walter Roman

    Military | Corporal | 351st Bomb Group

  • Charles Shields

    Military | Staff Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group

Missions

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

  • Neeroeteren

    Crash site

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed 14 February 1945

Zuid-Willemsvaart Canal, Neeroeteren

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2019 11:29:42 general ira snapsorter Changes to description, events, person associations and mission associations
Sources

http://351st.org/loadlist/search.php?type=m&mission=271&ac=43-38650;

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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