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42-29835

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-J] Alconbury 11/6/43; 1m, transferred 511BS/351BG [DS-Y] Polebrook 17/6/43; `36m` 2 BAD Warton 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Amarillo 18/7/44; Hendricks 1/8/44; Smyrna 9/11/44; from Hendricks with Alf Kramer 16/1/45; Rome 29/1/45; Recl Comp 9/2/45. PISTOL BALL.

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 336th Bomb Squadron
  • 511th Bomb Squadron

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...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
18 December 2021 21:49:23 Douglas P Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings and unit associations
Sources

351st/org
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-29835-pistol-ball/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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