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42-107113

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 24/2/44; Gr Island 7/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 2/5/44; 612BS [SC-O]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 4/12/45. MISS ALDAFLAK.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron
  • 615th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Leroy Adams

    Military | Master Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Cecil Adkisson

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Jack Agee

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Assigned to 615BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. On 27-Jan-44, while taxiing after landing from a training flight, the landing gear switch of B-17 42-31414 was placed in the up position instead of the flap switch. RTD. ...

  • Russell Albert

    Military | Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Martin Anderson

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    T/Sgt Martin A. Anderson flew 34 missions, from 02/05/1944, mission #21, to 03/31/1945, mission #240. He served as a Radio Operator. He survived until the end of the war. Flew aircrafts 42-31521 'Badland Bat' DFC

  • Lyle Andler

    Military | Flight Officer | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

  • Francis Anthony

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer/Top Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • John Quigley

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • John Udy

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Completed 39 missions

  • Dale Youel

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Bombardier, Navigator | 401st Bomb Group

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Missions

  • 342A

    7 May 1944

  • 347

    9 May 1944

  • 373

    27 May 1944

  • 395

    6 June 1944
    D-Day. Start of Operation Overlord.

  • 418

    17 June 1944

  • 486

    21 July 1944

  • 492

    24 July 1944
    Bombed enemy troop concentrations and thus assisted the Allied breakthrough at St. Lo. About 1500 planes of US went to St. Lo in Cherbourg. We came back with our bombs. Couldn't find the target.

  • 494

    25 July 1944

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 503

    29 July 1944

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Places

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
19 November 2021 15:41:43 acbernstein1 Changes to mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=107113

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 13:31:18 acbernstein1 Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=107113

Date Contributor Update
06 November 2021 13:30:28 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=107113

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 02:39:35 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added connections to the 615th BS & the 401st BG mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 02:31:30 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Corrected a typo in the nickname I just added.

Date Contributor Update
27 February 2020 02:29:35 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname mentioned in the A/C “Description”.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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