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42-29809

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Gore 9/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Stephenville, Nfd 12/4/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-T] Thurleigh 20/4/43; then 423BS [RD-B]; transferred 545BS/384BG [JD-X] Grafton Underwood 4/9/43; 2 SAD Lt Staughton 12/12/43; Returned to the USA 2/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Arledge 23/11/44. DAMN YANKEE II aka QUEEN JEANIE.

Service

People

  • Neil Brennan

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Air Gunner, Togglier/Bombardier | 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers
    Shot down 26 November 1943 in B-17 #42-30832, Prisoner of War (POW). He was a POW from 26 Nov 1943 to 04 May 1945 at Stalag 17B, Krems, Austria. Prisoner of War (POW) no. 100388. POW

Places

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
12 July 2015 01:02:59 post633 Changes to manufacturer and nicknames
Sources

Post 633

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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