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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/2/44; Lincoln 25/3/44; Morrison 4/4/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 21/4/44; Missing in Action Memmingen 18/7/44 with Matt Smith, Myers, Stein, LaHurd, Venables, Pampamanoli, Doverspike, May, Marlin (9 Prisoner of War); Davenport (Killed in Action); enemy aircraft, crashed Leutkirch, Ger?; Missing Air Crew Report 6977. VIRGIL'S VIRGIN.



  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 817th Bomb Squadron


  • William Marlin

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Waist Gunner B-17 Flying Fortress | 483rd Bomb Group
    William M. Marlin enlisted in the Air Force on January 25, 1943 at the age of 17. His father was a veteran of World War I. He trained at McDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. On July 18, 1944, at the age of 19, he was shot down during the Memmingen,...



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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:09 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log