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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 9/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-A] Deenethorpe 23/9/44; 613BS [IN-A]; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with ?; force landed continent, repaired & ret UK; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 18/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 27/11/45. MAIDEN U.S.A.

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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

People

  • George Atkinson

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Mission to Moscow' ...

  • Myron King

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on Mission to Moscow, Was only American pilot courtmarshaled in Russia, a travesty of justice ...

  • William Sweeney

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew on 'Mission to Moscow' ...

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
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 3 February 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2017 04:47:04 MaxSweeney Changes to nicknames
Sources

Personal stories passed down from my grandfather (William J. Sweeney III)

Date Contributor Update
07 April 2017 04:45:57 MaxSweeney Changes to nicknames, markings and person associations
Sources

The Wars Of Myron King
Personal stories passed down from my grandfather (William J Sweeney III)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 12213 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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