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42-29708

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Pueblo 19/2/43; Salina 25/2/43; Brookley 19/3/43; Smoky Hill 23/3/43; Brookley 9/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG Alconbury 27/4/43; transferred 333BS/94BG Earls Colne 12/5/43; then 322BS; Rougham 13/6/43; Missing in Action Kiel 13/6/43 with Maj Lewis Gordon Thorup, Co-pilot: Capt Kirk + crew (10RTD-rescued from their liferafts); enemy aircraft, ditched North Sea. SHACKEROO !

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People

  • William Arck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • James Caldwell

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37918 'Dog Tired', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Henry Churchwell

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Peter DeWolf

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Fellure

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #42-37918 'Dog Tired', Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Jack Grinstead

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 100th Bomb Group
    Jack Grinstead, Ball Turret Gunner, left the USA on a B-17 7th September 1943 and arrived in Scotland the following day. He was initially allocated to the 100th BG at Thorpe Abbots before being transferred to the 94th BG at Rougham and flying his first...

  • Henry Jones

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Lloyd Pearsall

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Waist Gunner | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • George Skelton

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 94th Bomb Group
    Shot down 11 April 1944 in B-17 #4237918 'Dog Tired. ' Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Louis Thorup

    Military | Colonel | Group Air Executive Officer, Pilot, Squadron Commander, Group Commander | 447th Bomb Group
    First Squadron Commanding Officer for the 333rd BS of 94th BG from 19 November to June 1943. ...

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Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 February 2020 14:41:53 phil marchese Changes to production block number and manufacturer
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Added ma manufacture for s/n & block shown, however see note on image as Doulgas and version II serial number

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2019 20:27:24 phil marchese Changes to markings
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0sborne at 42-3319.

FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1551752068432083?ref=m_notif&notif_t=group...

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2019 16:48:38 phil marchese Changes to markings
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AAM image
FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945

Date Contributor Update
25 January 2018 04:22:32 Don Wolf Changes to person associations
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William A. Wolf

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 06:59:31 Don Wolf Changes to person associations
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As per William A. Wolf

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 00:56:28 Don Wolf Changes to media associations
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Collection of William A. Wolf

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 00:52:53 Don Wolf Changes to markings
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As per photos in the collection of William A. Wolf

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 00:51:10 Don Wolf Changes to media associations
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Collection of William A. Wolf

Date Contributor Update
24 January 2018 00:02:42 Don Wolf Changes to production block number and nicknames
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B-17 Groups of the Eighth Air Force, by Martin W. Bowman (2004)

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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