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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 4/1/45; Hunter 15/1/45; Dow Fd 4/2/45; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-S] Chelveston 16/2/45; 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...

  • 422nd Bomb Squadron

People

  • Verne Jordan

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Air Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Dad was born in the tiny rural town of Gilbert Arkansas, located on the banks of the famous Buffalo River, on Christmas Day 1924. As a kid when we visited his Grandparents still living there, there was no running water and a 2 seater out back. LOL....

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...

Events

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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