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42-31365

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/10/43; Gr Island 13/11/43; Wilmington 26/11/43; Assigned 305BG Chelveston 1/1/44; force landed continent 30/11/44 ex-Merseburg; rep, ret 3/2/45; force landed cont 14/2/45 ex-Dresden; rep, ret 27/3/45; transferred 401BG Deenethorpe 25/5/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 4/6/45; Columbus 9/6/45; Tulsa 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 18/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 7/2/46.

Service

Units

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    Group
    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 365th Bomb Squadron

People

  • William Hennigan

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Flew 30 missions within the 365th bomb squadron between october 1943 and may 1944.

  • William Hinson

    Military | 305th Bomb Group Can Do

  • Charles Lozenski

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer Gunner | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Charles Lozenski served as an aerial gunner with the 365th Bomb Squadron of the 305th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Chelveston, England. Was on the Kane/Normand Crew 14/10/43 A/C #42-3412 1 of 2 planes to return out of 15 from the 305th that day.

  • Patrick McHugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | B-17 Gunner Left Waist & Tail | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Assigned to 365BS, 305BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 Missions (Dec 1943 - July 1944) ETD Awards: DFC, AM (5OLC), PH, WWII Victory, EAME.

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 183

    14 January 1944
    This mission is a combined effort of 1st, 2nd and 3rd Bomb Divisions to attack V-Weapon sites near the French coast near Pas-de-Calaise. Some targets of opportunity were also bombed. A total of 20 out of 21 V-Weapon sites are hit with varying results. ...

  • 8th Air Force 250

    6 March 1944
    The industrial areas of Berlin and Genshagen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission. A combined force of 730 heavy bombers are despatched from 1st, 2nd and 3rd Air Divisions. The despatch from 3rd Air Division bombs Targets of Opportunity in...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 23:50:16 charlieb Changes to media associations
Sources

INTERNET

Date Contributor Update
08 May 2017 23:48:47 charlieb Changes to unit associations and mission associations
Sources

MISSION LIST

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:38 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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