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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/12/43; Salina 28/12/43; Kearney 4/1/44; Presque Is 24/1/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-A] Gt Ashfield 2/2/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 29/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 26/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 10/12/45. WELLS CARGO.



  • William Fife

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Flew 32 missions from March to September 1944. DFC/ AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster/ ETO w/ battle star

  • Lester Wise

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 385th Bomb Group
    Lester Allen Wise was born June 27, 1922 and grew up on a farm in Midland, Michigan as an only child, son of Carry Addison Wise and Dora Ethel Sellers. ...


  • 750

    15 December 1944


  • 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...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
27 December 2015 19:27:11 jmchristel Changes to nicknames

Added nickname

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log