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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 353BS/301BG Westover 7/42; Chelveston 9/8/42; Tafaraoui 26/11/42; Maison Blanche 5/12/42; Biskra 16/12/42; battle damaged La Goulette, Tun 20m 2/1/43, with Frank Evans, left at base when group moved on to Ain M'Lila. 17/1/43. QUEEN BEE-17.



  • 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...

  • 353rd Bomb Squadron


  • Henry Haines

    Military | Major | Pilot | 452nd Bomb Group
    Henry (Hank) E. Haines, born in Allentown, PA. Graduate of University of Iowa. B-17 Pilot. The plane, Lady Be Good, was one of the few planes to survive the attack on Poltava intact. Flew back to England via North Africa & Spain. Died in 1996 from...


  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Tafaraoui

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Assigned Westover Army Airfield, MA July 1942
Battle Damaged La Goulette, Tunisia 16 December 1942


Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 20:41:55 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log