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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 28/3/44; Kearney 13/4/44; Dow Fd 21/4/44; Assigned 385BG RAF Great Ashfield 22/4/44; While parked in revetment was hit on take off by P-51D-5-NA 44-14034 (Pilot: 1Lt James R Korecky) at RAF Honington 30 July 1944 wounding mechanics Sgt William R Sellers and Pvt Joseph F Shafrath.



  • Victor Grzymkowski

    Military | Major | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Assigned to ETO UK, STA 155, Great Ashfield, 385th Bomb Group in April 1944; flew missions through June 1945. Was assigned temporary duty to 388th Bomb Group, Knettishall. Was sent to RAF STA 136 Winsfarthing, Fersfield for missions with Project...

  • James Korecky

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 364th Fighter Group
    James R Korecky served as a pilot with the 364th Fighter Group. ...


  • 382

    31 May 1944
    Bombed the marshaling yards. Heavy flak but no hits.


  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...


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Date Contributor Update
02 June 2022 21:06:45 terveurn Changes to description

From AAF accident report

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2019 23:23:08 littlebird Changes to person associations

Dad's personal mission list

Date Contributor Update
25 October 2019 23:22:24 littlebird Changes to mission associations

Dad's mission list

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

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