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42-32066

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 21/1/44; Gr Island 11/2/44; Presque Is 11/2/44; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-D] Horham 3/3/44; transferred 335BS (OE-D); 67m, with R.E. Squyres sustained battle damaged Stuttgart 16/12/44, ran into mud off end of runway on return, then hit by 43-38453 which had overshot runway, Salvaged 17/12/44. SILVER (SLIVER) SLIPPER.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-38453

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/44; Hunter 14/8/44; Grenier 4/9/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-F] Podington 27/9/44; Green Project 28/5/45, ret 29/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. SOLDIERS VOTE.

Units

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Mark Gilles

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Pilot/Instructor/Evaluator/SquadronCC | 95th Bomb Group
    Completed 30 missions between May 7, 1944 and September 3, 1944 ...

  • David McKnight

    Military | Colonel | Squadron Commander, Group Air Operations Officer | 95th Bomb Group
    David Thomas McKnight’s career as a patriot began at age 18 when he enlisted in the National Guard – 101st Cavalry Regiment (NY). ...

  • Robert Shaffer

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • Roy Squyres

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

Missions

  • 752

    16 December 1944

Places

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 16 December 1944

Sustained battle damage Stuttgart 16/12/44, ran into mud off end of runway on return, then hit by 43-38453 which had overshot runway.

Salvaged Horham, Eye, Suffolk IP21, UK 17 December 1944

Salvaged 17/12/44.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2022 13:12:15 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
04 April 2019 22:56:30 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM Aircraft search for 42-32045

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2015 18:53:22 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, aircraft associations, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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