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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 25/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 15/5/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-B] Polebrook 30/5/44; 508BS [YB-D]; {85m} Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; Sth Plains 15/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. WISCONSIN BEAUTY.



  • Nephi Berkenpas

    Military | Colonel | Aircraft Mechanic, Instructor Pilot for B-24, B-17, B-25, Pilot, Aircraft Commander, Instructor Aircraft Maintenance | 351st Bomb Group

  • Robert Brooks

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group

  • Winfield Haynes

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 351st Bomb Group

  • Robert Schlader

    Military | Staff Sergeant | LWG/TG (left waist gunner/tail gunner) | 351st Bomb Group
    Robert Laverne Schlader was born March 2, 1925, at Cresco, Iowa, the son of Virgil and Gladys (McCarville) Schlader. He graduated from the Floyd Consolidated School. Bob served in the AAF during WWII as a LWG/TG on a B-17 with 38 missions over Germany....

  • James Theys

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot/Pilot | 351st Bomb Group

  • Robert Thoman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group


  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:48 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log