Skip to main content
Edit entry 

42-102393

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27/2/44; Hunter 22/3/44; Grenier 2/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-R] Deenethorpe 16/4/44; 111m, Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45. DIANA QUEEN OF THE CHASE.

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

  • Cecil Adkisson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Charles Aiken

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Don Anderson

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Robert Andrus

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down 28 May 1944 in B-17 42-31034 'Bonnie Donnie. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Atherton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Gruenewald on 6/21/44 in B-17 #42-31496 Prisoner of War (POW)

  • Donald Awalt

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Shot down by flak and crashed at Gruenewald on 6/21/44 in B-17 42-31496. Prisoner of War (POW)

  • John Barrow

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. Charles Aiken crew. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • David Benton

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (3 x Battle Stars).

  • Joseph Blaugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Ben Johnson crew. ETD ...

  • Melvin Brandt

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 30 x combat missions. Ben Johnson crew. ETD ...

Show more

Missions

  • 308A

    19 April 1944

  • 317A

    25 April 1944

  • 322

    27 April 1944

  • 323

    27 April 1944
    From the diary of Lt. David W LeBlanc: " This afternoon we went to Nancy France and it turned out to be a bad day. We had #3 off the group leader. It wasn't very deep in France when #3 engine started running terribly rough so we feathered it. While...

  • 329

    30 April 1944

  • 338

    4 May 1944

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 347

    9 May 1944

  • 353

    12 May 1944

  • 355

    13 May 1944

Show more

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

Event Location Date
Assigned Deenethorpe, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17, UK 16 April 1944

401st BG
612th BS

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2021 17:01:59 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=102393

Date Contributor Update
24 October 2021 16:40:48 acbernstein1 Changes to nicknames and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=102393

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 21:59:59 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

"B-17 Flying Fortress Story" - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 16:16:06 ram957 Changes to media associations
Sources

Fold3

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 16:15:39 ram957 Changes to media associations
Sources

Fold3

Date Contributor Update
14 June 2016 16:13:11 ram957 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Fold3

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Share