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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 20/9/43; Scott 7/10/43; Assigned 568BS/390BG [BI-Z] Framlingham 10/10/43; taxi accident at Horham A/fd with Herbert Nuber 25/2/45; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 16/11/45. SHATZI II – WE AIM TO PLEASE.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • 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....

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Long Beach, CA 20 September 1943
Assigned 10 October 1943

390BG
568BS

Returned to the U.S. Bradley AAF, Windsor Locks, CT 4 July 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 November 2020 22:43:04 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events and unit associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
Personal Collection

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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