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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 27/12/44; Grenier 10/1/45; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-S] Deenethorpe 10/3/45; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-J] Grafton Underwood 10/5/45; re-ass 30/4/47; 10 HB Oberpfaffenhofen 18/1/48; Recl Comp 7/1/49.



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb 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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron


  • Andrew Uhrain

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions with Boddin's crew became deputy lead plane

  • David Yohay

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    completed 16 missions


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  • 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...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


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Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 22:30:49 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, unit associations and mission associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:54 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log