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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 29/10/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-W] Gt Ashfield 1/1/44; force landed with Horr, Salvaged n/battle damaged 6/5/45. RAGGEDY ANN.

Service

People

  • August Franzetta

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Tail Gunner | 388th Bomb Group

  • William Kelley

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group

  • Joseph Matuna

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group

  • John Pugh

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball turret gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    John Pugh completed 36 missions as a ball turret gunner with the 549th Bomb Group of the 385th Bomb Group. He flew on 9 different B-17's including Dozy Doats, Sweet and Lovely, Raggedy Ann, Rio Tinto, Hare's Breadth, Hell's Belles, Hot Chocolate,...

  • Clyde Wilkinson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner | 385th Bomb Group
    Clyde Wilkinson served as a with the 550th Bomb Squadron of the 385th Bomb Group, flying missions out of Great Ashfield, England. He flew six missions as part of Jennings' crew: his first mission with them was to Vitryen-Artois on 15 August 1943, his...

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...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 September 2017 14:54:24 BrandonPugh Changes to nicknames
Sources

John W. Pugh Mission Flight Logs

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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