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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 7/9/43; Scott 29/9/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG [GD-F] Ridgewell 19/10/43; {4+m} Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Harold Hytinen, Co-pilot: Bill Cronin, Navigator: Rich Maustead{all 3 wia}, rest ? (10 Returned to Duty); battle damaged crash landed Allhallows, Kent, UK, sal 2 SAD Watton, Nfk 2/12/43.

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Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

People

  • Thomas Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Credited with one German fighter damaged on the 29 July 1943 mission.

Places

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

  • Allhallows

    Crash site

Events

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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