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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/9/44; Hunter 31/10/44; Grenier 8/11/44; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-J] Polebrook 2/1/45; 511BS [DS-J]; {22m} transferred 305BG Chelveston 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46.

Service

People

  • Roland Madsen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 351st Bomb Group

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...

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:01 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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