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43-38990

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 28/10/44; Grenier 2/11/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-X] Horham 3/11/44; 53m, Returned to the USA Bradley 20/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 15/12/45. Flew 53 missions before the end of the war. THE CREAMER.

Service

People

  • William Andert

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner ; Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Donovan Helgeson crew, ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Allan Budden

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Donovan Helgeson crew. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Edward Humlicek

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Helgeson crew. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Joseph Kedzierski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 26 combat missions. Donovan Helgeson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Christopher Lindsley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    J.E. Koehler crew. 35 missions between 5 December 1944 and 17 April 1945. AM w/ 5 OLCs.

  • George Schlorer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Donovan Helgeson crew. 28 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • John Serbin

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 combat missions. Donovan Helgeson crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Robert Stewart

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier (Togglier) | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Donovan Helgeson crew. 30 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2021 18:48:48 jmchristel Changes to production block number, manufacturer and description
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/43-38990-the-creamer/

Date Contributor Update
19 February 2021 18:46:56 jmchristel Changes to nicknames and markings
Sources

Photo of plane

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:35 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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