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44-8033

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 17/5/44; Dallas 13/6/44; Langley 3/7/44; Dow Field 24/7/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-C] Deenethorpe 18/8/44; 615BS [IY-C]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 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...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Althoff

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Donald Anderson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator; Bombardier | 401st Bomb Group
    DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ Unit Citation w/ Oak Leaf Cluster 1 Damaged

  • Allen Aschenbach

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
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  • Alfred Atchinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • John Quigley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Leon Stewart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Leon F. Stewart flew 33 missions, from 10/25/1944, mission #160, to 04/14/1945, mission #248 with the 401st BG. He served as a Navigator. He flew his first 13 missions with the Fred H. Babcock crew and was transferred to the Art Seder crew for...

  • Andrew Uhrain

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

  • Charles Utter

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    31 missions, mission #7 (28 Sep 44) crash-landed in Belgium, all survived and returned to complete tour. Entire crew returned to USA in March '45 DFC w/Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Medal w/5Oak Leaf Cluster

  • Francis Yorio

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Harold Zander

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 584

    27 August 1944

  • 602

    3 September 1944

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 619

    10 September 1944

  • 628

    13 September 1944

  • 642

    19 September 1944

  • 647

    25 September 1944

  • 8th Air Force 650

    27 September 1944
    This mission is conducted by three elements against industrial targets, an oil refinery and an aircraft factory in Germany. A total of 1,192 heavy bombers are dispatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions: ...

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 655

    30 September 1944

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Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • 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

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 November 2021 22:08:13 acbernstein1 Changes to markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=8033

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 22:24:07 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=8033

Date Contributor Update
13 November 2021 22:02:38 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer and markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=8033

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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