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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 21/9/44; Grenier 2/10/44; Assigned 508BS/351BG [YB-Q] Polebrook 16/10/44; {62m} Returned to the USA Bradley 23/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. HEAVEN CAN WAIT.

Service

People

  • Nephi Berkenpas

    Military | Colonel | Aircraft Mechanic, Instructor Pilot for B-24, B-17, B-25, Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Aircraft Maintenance | 351st Bomb Group

  • Robert Potter

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot B-17 | 351st Bomb Group
    Lieutenant Robert Kern Potter commanded a Fort in the 351st BG out of Polebrook. He and his crew arrived in December of 1944. Together they flew 33 missions. Like most he piloted a number of different Forts until he had a regular one assigned, a B-17G ...

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...

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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