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42-102447

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Dow Fd 4/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-A] Horham 6/4/44; with L.J. Price, force landed 4/8/44 sal; with M.S. Roy force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44; with H. Rivet force landed France 20/2/45; with J.E. Galbraith force landed RAF Ludham UK 21/3/45, sal; 106m, Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 25/11/45. EL'S BELLES.

Service

Units

  • 3rd Bomb Division

    3rd Bomb Division

    Division
    The 3rd Bomb Division was Constituted in August 1943. In December 1944, the Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Boudon

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Willard Dale

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    WIA - 7/31/1944 on Mission to Munich, Germany in Aircraft 42-102447 'El's Belles'.

  • Edward Felski

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • James Galbraith

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Floyd Hammond

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Lawrence Kaplan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Milton Lytle

    Military | Lieutenant | Lead Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    https://95thbg.com/cms/2020/11/30/name-jmaee

  • Weldon Martz

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group

  • Leonard McReynolds

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 35 x combat missions. ...

  • Louis Price

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Killed in Action (KIA) Crashed at Altenburg in B-17 #4231589

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • 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

Event Location Date
Crashed Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 4 August 1944

Force landed 4/8/44. Pilot Lt L J Price.

Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 25 December 1944

Force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44. Pilot Lt M S Roy.

Crashed France 20 February 1945

Force landed France 20/2/45. Pilot Lt H Rivet.

Crashed Ludham, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk NR29, UK 21 March 1945

Force landed RAF Ludham UK 21/3/45. Pilot Lt J E Galbraith.

Returned Stateside Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 21 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 18:21:25 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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