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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 12/9/44; Dow Fd 25/9/44; Assigned 511BS/351BG [DS-J] Polebrook 11/10/44; 508BS [YB-X]; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 30/5/45; {56m} Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 10/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 1/12/45. MARTHA.



  • 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 Thoman

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


  • 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...

  • 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 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log