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43-38862

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 30/9/44; Dow Fd 11/10/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 23/11/44; 614BS [IW-G]; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45.

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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Lionel King

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Lieutenant Lionel T. "L.T." King served in the 8th Air Force, 401st Bomb Group, 613th Bomb Squadron. He would go on to successfully fly and return from all 6 of his missions from 04/09/1945 to 04/18/1945, serving as a pilot with his crew of Robert D....

  • Justin McGarity

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Lionel T King crew. 6 x combat missions. Awards: BS, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Harold Quist

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt. Harold Quist flew 37 missions, from 08/03/1944, mission #121, to 12/28/1944, mission #185. He served as a Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner.

  • Otis Yeargan

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Francis Yorio

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

  • Edward York

    Military | Master Sergeant | AAF Gunnery Instructor | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Lionel T King crew. 6 x combat missions. ...

  • Robert Youmans

    Military | Colonel | Co-Pilot / Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 613BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. Lionel T King crew. 6 x combat missions. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME. Post war: Remained in USAF, serving in Korean and Vietnam conflicts

  • Charles Young

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group

  • Harold Zenor

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner/ Tail Gunner/ Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

Missions

  • 725

    26 November 1944

  • 729

    29 November 1944

  • 731

    30 November 1944

  • 738

    5 December 1944

  • 741

    6 December 1944

  • 746

    11 December 1944

  • 750

    15 December 1944

  • 8th Air Force 760

    24 December 1944
    1. Decision. ...

  • 764

    27 December 1944

  • 769

    29 December 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
14 November 2021 03:10:50 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=38862

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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