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42-31991

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 31/1/44; Grenier 22/2/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-D] Polebrook 1/3/44 FEVER BEAVER; transferred 350BS [LN-D/T] Thorpe Abbotts RAIFORD’S RAIDERS (npo); {122m} taxi accident 14/5/45 hitting parked B-17 43-38861 causing severe tail damage with Tom Fellows; Salvaged 30/7/45. MISS-CHIEF.

Service

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

  • Thorpe Abbotts

    Military site : airfield
    Home of the 'Bloody Hundredth’, a Bomb Group with a reputation for high casualty rates, Thorpe Abbotts was under USAAF control from June 1943 to the end of the war. Some of the airfield survives today, and the control tower houses the 100th Bomb Group...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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