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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned RAF [FA686] but transferred 353BS/301BG Westover 23/6/42; Podington 7/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; St Donat 6/3/43; Missing in Action {39m} Palermo, It. 18/4/43 with Bob Godwin, Co-pilot: Houck, Navigator: Person, Bombardier: Hope, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Hawkins, Radio Operator: Imler, Ball turret gunner: Littreel, Waist gunner: Nelges,Tail gunner: Spatafore (9 Killed in Action); shot down by ME 110s, Missing Air Crew Report 16508. DEVILS FROM HELL.



  • 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...


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log