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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 352BS/301BG Chelveston 12/7/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42, as HEINIE HEADHUNTERS {52m}; force landed Tafaraoui with Bill Condy 30/11/42; 416BS/99BG Tortorella 12/43 {21m}; 840BS/483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Returned to the USA 13/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 17/7/45; from 99th renamed TAIL END CHARLIE. (? As MY LOVIN’ DOVE ditched after enemy action near Nauri Is, SWPac 9/2/42. Crew rescued after 66 days at sea?).



  • 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...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log