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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 15/4/43; Dow Fd 26/5/43; Assigned 335BS/95BG [OE-V] Horham 15/6/43; 48m, (TG H.S. Boes wia 6/9/43); force landed Bungay AF 16/9/43 SAD 21/6/44; transferred 412BS [QW-V]; Returned to the USA Patterson 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45. SLIGHTLY DANGEROUS.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb 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...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 412th Bomb Squadron
  • 1st Strategic Air Depot


  • Howard Boes

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 95th Bomb Group

  • George Lindley

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 335BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: DFC, AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Herbert Riddle

    Military | Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade) | Waist Gunner/Flight Engineer | 95th Bomb Group


  • VIII Bomber Command 91

    6 September 1943
    This mission was planned as massive attack of 338 B-17s on the industrial areas of Stuttgart, Germany and would be supported by a formation of 69 B-24s flying a diversion. This would be the first action from the UK for the B-24 Groups that had recently...


  • Honington

    Military site : airfield
    Honington was in use by Eighth Air Force units for a longer period than any other air base in England. The air base, built in the mid 1930s as part of the RAF's expansion programme had seen plenty of action as an RAF base before it was handed over to...

  • 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....


Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, CO 15 April 1943
Assigned Horham Airfield, UK 15 June 1943


Crew Casualty Stuttgart, Germany 6 September 1943

Tail Gunner St/Sgt Howard S Boes WIA on mission to Stuttgart 6/9/43.

Crashed Bungay, Suffolk, UK 16 September 1943

Force landed Bungay AF 16/9/43.

Returned Stateside Wright-Patterson AFB (FFO), Dayton, OH 45433, USA 7 July 1944

Returned to the USA Patterson Field 7/7/44.


Date Contributor Update
03 December 2020 17:03:32 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer and events

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:37:26 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
07 December 2015 16:58:44 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations, person associations, place associations and mission associations

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
29 July 2015 19:16:36 doubletbittner Changes to nicknames

Family information

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:43 AAM AAM ingest

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