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42-39777

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 28/8/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 802 Recon Group (P), 7/10/43; re-assigned 625BS/25BG(R) Watton, as a weather ship from 1 SAD Lt Staughton, Sfk. sal after overshut runway at Watton, with ? no crew named; Salvaged 3SAD 17/9/44. STUMBLE BUTT.

Service

Units

People

  • Harold Aronson

    Military | Major | Pilot | 25th Bomb Group
    January 1944 -- September 1944: 42 missions AM w/ 5 Oak Leaf Cluster

Places

  • Watton

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1939 as a medium bomber station with a grass airfield, Watton was occupied by the RAF until handed over to the Eighth Air Force in mid-1943. Improved initially with a single steel mat runway in 1943, plus 41 loop and 12 pan hardstandings, a...

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed North Pickenham, UK 16 May 1944

Taxying accident North Pickenham/Sta 143, pilot Harold M Aronson, Cat 4 damage.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 May 2020 20:32:23 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-39777-stumble-butt/
https://www.aviationarchaeology.com/src/AARmonthly/May1944O.htm

Date Contributor Update
25 March 2019 06:03:43 phil marchese Changes to description
Sources

Maurer, Combat Units...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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