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44-8310

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 7/8/44; Jacksonville 11/8/44; Grenier 5/9/44; Assigned 447BS Rattlesden 7/9/44; 524BS/379BG [WA-P] Kimbolton 10/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 12/6/45; Sth Plains 19/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45.

Service

People

  • Billy Hulsey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B17 Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    My grandfather told tale of being a young man, a slurried night out with his buddies and the pact among them- to go enlist and end WWII! With crazy notions of all being together forever, he was the only one that held his word. But that is the kind of...

  • Henry Hunt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Manning

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 526BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 12 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Eugene Merritt

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 11 x combat missions. ETD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Thomson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 17 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Werchowec

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio operator | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 10 x combat missions. ETD Award: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Charles Williams

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 379th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 524BS, 379BG, 8AF USAAF. 18 x combat missions. ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

Missions

  • 824

    9 February 1945

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Rattlesden

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force in 1942, Rattlesden had three concrete runways, 50 hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. Intended to be a twin-engine B-26 bomber base, it was originally a satellite for nearby Rougham, and first occupied from...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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