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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/43; Gore 26/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Morrison 8/6/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 6/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; transferred 49BS/2BG Massicault 7/10/43; 9m 419BS/301BG Oudna 14/11/43; 44m 414BS/97BG Amendola 10/5/44; Missing in Action Debrecen 2/6/44 with Alf Bond, Co-pilot: Warren DeVilbiss, Navigator: Bill Metz, Bombardier: Bob Schratwieser, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Chas Collum, Radio Operator: Bob Carberry, Ball turret gunner: - Sikion, Waist gunner: Walt Barzio, Waist gunner: Jim Whitty,Tail gunner: Ray May (9MIA); flak & exploded, crashed Debrecen; Missing Air Crew Report 6310.

Service

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron
  • 419th Bomb Squadron
  • 49th Bomb Squadron

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Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2020 01:56:52 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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