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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned RAF [FA675] but transferred 419BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Podington 6/8/42; Tafaraoui 24/11/42; 101m; Returned to ZI flown home by Lt Col Skip Stoddard Oct 43
Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 27/8/45. HELL'S KITCHEN.

ETO missions:
5-Sep-42 - Lille, 6-Sep-42 - St Omer, 7-Sep-42 - Rotterdam, 9-Oct-42 - Meaulte
7-Nov-42 - Brest, 8-Nov-42 - Lille



  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 419th Bomb Squadron


  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Burbank, CA, USA 1942

Built at Boeing - Intended for RAF [Serial #FA675].

Delivered California, USA 1942

Delivered to USAAF.

Assigned Westover, AL, USA July 1942

Assigned to 419BS, 301BG, 8AF.

Assigned Podington, Wellingborough NN29, UK 6 August 1942

Relocated to Podington.
ETO missions:
5-9-42 - Lille, 6-9-42 - St Omer, 7-9-42 - Rotterdam,
9-10-42 - Meaulte, 7-11-42 - Brest, 8-11-42 - Lille

Changed Theatre of Op's Tafraoui, Algeria 24 November 1942 – October 1943

Relocated to Tafaraoui Algeria. 96 x missions in region.

Flew final combat mission Italy 16 September 1943

101st and final mission flown completing 760 hrs and taking flak hits to No 2 engine oil cooler and the nose plexi-glass.

Returned to ZI Eglin AFB, FL 32542, USA October 1943

Returned to Zone of Interior flown home by Lt Col Skip Stoddard Oct 43.

Scrapped Altus, OK, USA 27 August 1945

Sold for scrap metal in USA, Altus, USA.


Date Contributor Update
08 December 2016 12:02:10 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log