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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 19/1/44; MacDill 29/1/44; Morrison 1/3/44; Assigned 817BS/483BG Sterparone 12/3/44; transferred 347BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Missing in Action 22m Ploesti 18/5/44 with Herschel McClain, Gilroy, Lindquist, Corcoran, Miaskiewicz, Newman, Confer, Jones, Downs, Flye, Nolan; flak, crashed Mostar; Missing Air Crew Report 5066.



  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 817th Bomb Squadron
  • 347th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, Colorado 19 January 1944
Assigned Sterparone Airfield, Italy 12 March 1944

483 BG
817 BS
15 AF

Assigned Tortorella Airfield, Italy 31 March 1944

99 BG
347 BS
15 AF

Shot Down Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina 18 May 1944

then Yugoslavia


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2019 18:56:26 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 224

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log