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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 17/4/44; Hunter 29/4/44; Grenier 14/5/44; Assigned 342BS/97BG Amendola 26/5/44; first 15AF aircraft to land in Russia on shuttle mission after bombing Debrecen marshalling yards 2/6/44; Missing in Action Munich 19/7/44 with 1Lt Marion W Williams, 2lt Robert E Frost, 2lt Albert Lee Thomas, 2Lt Morris Brownstein, T/Sgt Angelo J Cirigliano, Sgt Kenneth H Smith, Sgt Frank J Compton, Sgt Charles Androshi, S/Sgt Walter S Bond, Sgt Charles W Ranson, Sgt Herbert R Bauer; flak hit caused fire in bomb bay, aircraft went into a spin and tail broke off, crashed Ascheim; Missing Air Crew Report 6688; IDIOT'S DELIGHT.



  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 17 April 1944

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 17-Apr-44.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy 26 May 1944

Assigned 342BS, 97BG, 15AF Amendola 26-May-44.

Crashed Aschheim, Germany 19 July 1944

Missing in Action Munich 19-Jul-44 flak hit caused fire in bomb bay, aircraft went into a spin and tail broke off, crashed Ascheim MACR 6688.


Date Contributor Update
27 August 2017 15:41:38 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:13 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log