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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

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 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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