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44-8741

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 20/12/44; Dow Fd 29/12/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-M] Horham 5/1/45; with F. Beard force landed Framlingham afb, Sfk. 6/2/45 (first op) 56m, Returned to the USA Bradley 5/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 15/12/45. WINGED WARRIORS.

Service

People

  • Donovan Helgeson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Top Turret/Engineer / Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to 322BS, 91BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions as Top Turret/Engineer. ETD Re-trained as a pilot. Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions as pilot. ETD Awards: DFC, (5OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (5 x Battle Stars).

  • James Mish

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 95th Bomb Group

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2017 23:44:58 jeepster298 Changes to nicknames and media associations
Sources

http://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/339

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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