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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 23/10/44; Dow Fd 31/10/44; Assigned 349BS/100BG [XR-Q] Thorpe Abbotts 2/11/44; transferred 560BS/388BG Knettishall 3/11/44; ct fire en route Nurnberg 21/2/45 with ?; crash landed Belgium; 9RTD; Salvaged 5/3/45. OH KAY.



  • Chester Hewitt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 388th Bomb Group

  • Othello Smith

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 388th Bomb Group


  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:34 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log