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42-30250

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Gt Falls 24/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Peterson 18/6/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-F] Gt Ashfield 17/6/43; with Bob Smith force landed RAF Docking 30/10/43; with Lt Lacasse hit truck at Honington, Salvaged n/battle damaged by 1st SAD 30/1/44. YANK.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 548th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Roy Blansit

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Top Turret Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Wilhelmshaven on 3 February 1944, B-17G #42-39938 collided with another aircraft over the North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Herbert Heuser

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Wilhelmshaven on 3 Feb 1944, B-17G #42-39938 collided with another aircraft over the North Sea. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Charles Hill

    Military | Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Charles H Hill served as a waist gunner with the 385th Bomb Group.

  • Ivon Klohe

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 548BS, 385BG, 8AF USAAF, flew 9 x combat missions on B-17's. Transferred to 754BS, 458BG, 8AF USAAF to complete tour on B-24's. Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Leo LaCasse

    Military | Colonel | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Leo LaCasse served as a pilot with the 385th Bomb Group. ...

  • Richard Roth

    Military | Lieutenant | Bombardier | 385th Bomb Group
    On a mission to Wilhelmshaven on 3 Feb 1944, B-17G #42-39938 collided with another aircraft over the North Sea . Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Howard Zorn

    Military | Navigator | 385th Bomb Group
    Howard J Zorn served as a navigator with the 385th Bomb Group.

Places

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2021 22:57:06 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
Sources

http://yankstories.blogspot.com/2013/03/schweinfurt-raid.html

Date Contributor Update
21 May 2021 21:54:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, unit associations, person associations and media associations
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-30250-yank/

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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