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42-3392

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 4/6/43; Presque Is 31/7/43; Assigned 96BS/2BG Massicault 8/8/43; transferred 353BS/301BG Cerignola; 89m 97BG Amendola as weather ship in summer of ‘44; depot 11/10/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Bush Fd 10/5/45.

Service

Units

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 353rd Bomb Squadron
  • 96th Bomb Squadron

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, Colorado 4 June 1943
Assigned Massicault, Tunisia 8 August 1943

2 BG
96 BS

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 March 2019 23:18:40 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
page 96
http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_11.html

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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