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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 11/1/43; DeRidder 31/1/43; Morrison 1/2/43; Assigned 346BS/99BG Navarin, Alg 3/2/43; Oudna, Tun 4/8/43; Tortorella, It 11/12/43; 100+m transferred 483BG Tortorella, It 31/3/44; 429BS/2BG Amendola, It 4/44; Salvaged 2/8/45. BUGS.



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron
  • 346th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne Modification Center, Cheyenne, Wyoming 31 December 1942
Assigned Navarin Airfield, El Eulma, Algeria 3 February 1943

99 BG
346 BS

Assigned Tortorella Airfield, Italy 31 March 1944

483 BG

Assigned Amendola Airfield, Italy May 1944

2 BG
429 BS


Date Contributor Update
12 March 2019 18:45:36 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman, page 120

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:22 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log