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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Hunter 15/3/44; Grenier 5/4/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-F] Horham 10/4/44; 412BS [QW-F]; with G.L.Ferguson force landed RAF Woodbridge 16/8/44; with M.R. Scott force landed Framlingham AFB 24/12/44; 109m, Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 12/11/45. PUDDLES.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Kenneth Allen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Curtis Mozley crew. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (OLC), WWII Victory, EAME.

  • John Conway

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 16 x combat missions. Injured on Frankfurt mission. Flew with 'Mozley's Mob' 9-Mar-45 on Mission to Frankfurt, Germany in Aircraft 44-8640 'Section 8' Wounded in Action (WIA) ...

  • Alvin Duncan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Transferred 412BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (6 x Battle Stars).

  • Glen Ferguson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Fred Formby

    Military | Bombardier | 381st Bomb Group
    Morgan, D. * Crew

  • Edward Grossheim

    Military | Major | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    B-17 pilot with the 334th Bomb Squadron, 95th Bomb Group, from April 1944-November 1944. Wounded in action on 7/11/44. Completed 34 combat missions. Distinguished Flying Cross/Air Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters/Purple Heart

  • Joseph Medzihrasky

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Waist Gunner | 95th Bomb Group
    Shortened his last name to "Medzi" after the war.

  • Curtis Mozley

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 33 x combat missions. He was an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel and command pilot for 28 years. Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (4 x Battle Stars).

  • Joseph Perdeck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Radio Operator | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. Curtis Mozley crew. 33 x combat missions. ETD Awards: AM (4OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (2 x Battle Stars).

  • Irving Schaefer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 95th Bomb Group
    My father, Irving O. Schaefer, Jr. was a native of Montrose, Colorado. On his 21st birthday, Oct. 19th, 1944, he arrived at Horham air base in England to begin his service as a navigator on a B-17 bomber. 6'4" tall, he could barely fit behind the...

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Woodbridge, Suffolk, UK 16 August 1944

Force landed RAF Woodbridge 16/8/44. Pilot Lt G L Ferguson.

Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 24 December 1944

Force landed Framlingham AFB 4/12/44. Pilot Lt M R Scott.

Returned Stateside Bradley Field, Salisbury, NC 28147, USA 24 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley Field 24/6/45. Veteran of 109 missions.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 22:12:39 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
19 September 2015 17:01:28 mdgtmstng Changes to manufacturer and nicknames
Sources

95th Bomb Group Memorials Foundation

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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