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43-38733

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-K] Deenethorpe 11/10/44; battle damaged on Operation Varsity 25/3/45 with ?; force landed at Halesworth, Sfk, UK. Salvaged. I'LL BE SEEING YOU.

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

  • 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).

  • Lowell Ankrom

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group

  • Frank Arndt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Merlin Austin

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group

  • David Gruhn

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Andrew Uhrain

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions with Boddin's crew became deputy lead plane

  • Dennis York

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Bruce Zabel

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner/ Togglier/ Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • John Zacamy

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 677

    14 October 1944
    Black Week

  • 678

    15 October 1944

  • 685

    22 October 1944

  • 688

    25 October 1944

  • 698

    2 November 1944

  • 700

    4 November 1944

  • 702

    5 November 1944

  • 705

    8 November 1944

  • 707

    9 November 1944

  • 715

    16 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 01:09:48 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38733

Date Contributor Update
02 November 2021 00:30:41 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38733

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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