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43-38810

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; 612BS [SC-V]; force landed on continent 19/3/45, but eventually Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45. MRS KNOBBY.

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

  • Howard Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 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).

  • Frank Arndt

    Military | Sergeant | Radio Operator, Tail 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

  • Merlin Austin

    Military | Flight Officer | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group

Missions

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 736

    4 December 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 741

    6 December 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 748

    12 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 756

    19 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

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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
03 November 2021 21:34:13 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38810

Date Contributor Update
03 November 2021 21:01:44 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38810

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:33 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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