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44-6521

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 30/8/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 385BG [ -L] Gt Ashfield 20/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; Sth Plains 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45.

Service

People

  • Lester Wise

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Lester Allen Wise was born June 27, 1922 and grew up on a farm in Midland, Michigan as an only child, son of Carry Addison Wise and Dora Ethel Sellers. ...

Missions

  • 783

    6 January 1945

Places

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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