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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 11/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-P] Alconbury 15/4/43; Framlingham 12/5/43; Horham 15/6/43; 2m, transferred 369BS/306BG [WW-F] Thurleigh 4/8/43 WOLF PACK; 323BS/91BG [OR-M] Bassingbourn 11/9/43 THE VILLAGE FLIRT; 30m AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA 1105 BU Miami 6/9/44; 4104 BU Rome 21/12/44; 4149 BU Ft Dix 2/2/45; 110 BU Mitchell 20/2/45; 4112 BU Olmstead 1/5/45; 4149 BU Ft Dix 11/5/45; 4000 BU Wright 8/11/45; 4100 BU Patterson 17/1/46; 4150 BU Boca Raton (US Navy) 1/4/46; then to CAA for instr. landing training, and found by former 91BG pilot Phil Mack at Weir Cook Apt. Indianapolis, US. 3/6/46.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • VIII Air Force Service Command
  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 323rd Bomb Squadron
  • 369th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • David Bramble

    Military | Major | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Assigned to the 91st Bomb Group on 6 September 1943 and completed 25 missions from September 1943 to March 1944.

  • Quentin Ellis

    Military | Flight Lieutenant | Navigator | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Ellis was navigator, Phil Mack co-pilot on ' Village Flirt' 16th November 1942 when the 91st BG was scheduled to bomb Norway for possibly the only time in World War II. Target - a suspected heavy water plant. In the event the target area was...

  • Paul Zimmerman

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Radio Operator | 303rd Bomb Group


  • 8th Air Force 200

    30 January 1944
    This mission has the aviation industry at Brunswick, Germany as the primary target. The mission is composed of a combined force pf 777 heavy bomber aircraft despatched in three elements: 1st Bomb Division; 2nd Bomb Division and 3rd Bomb Division. The...


  • 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...

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents ( , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...


Event Location Date
Returned Stateside Miami, FL, USA 6 September 1944

Returned to the USA 1105 BU Miami 6/9/44. 30 mission veteran.

Transferred Rome, GA, USA 21 December 1944

4104 BU Rome 21/12/44.

Transferred Fort Dix, NJ, USA 2 February 1945

4149 BU Ft Dix 2/2/45.

Transferred Mitchell Field, New Hampton, IA 50659, USA 20 February 1945

110 BU Mitchell 20/2/45.

Transferred Olmstead, KY 42265, USA 1 May 1945

4112 BU Olmstead 1/5/45.

Transferred Fort Dix, NJ, USA 11 May 1945

4149 BU Ft Dix 11/5/45.

Transferred Wright's Field, Dresden, OH 43821, USA 8 November 1945

4000 BU Wright 8/11/45.

Transferred Wright-Patterson AFB (FFO), Dayton, OH 45433, USA 17 January 1946

4100 BU Patterson 17/1/46.

Transferred Boca Raton, FL, USA 1 April 1946

4150 BU Boca Raton (US Navy) 1/4/46.

Transferred May 1946

CAA for instr. landing training.


Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 21:59:23 acbernstein1 Changes to nicknames

Date Contributor Update
19 May 2021 20:23:54 jmoore43 Changes to production block number

Added the Production block number per info on the internet.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 15:05:36 Al_Skiff Changes to mission associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 14:17:11 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest

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