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42-5068

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 13/9/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 353BS/301BG Biskra 31/12/42; Ain M'Lila 17/1/43; Oudna 6/8/43; 48m transferred 20BS/2BG Massicault 14/11/43; Bizerte 2/12/43; 348BS/99BG Tortorella 28/3/44 but no missions; transferred 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Returned to the USA Homestead 18/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 30/7/45. MISS ME.

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...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Group
    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 353rd Bomb Squadron
  • 20th Bomb Squadron
  • 348th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Yokie

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 2nd Bomb Group
    Transferred from the 15th Air Force 2nd BG 20th BS and assigned to the 384th BG 544th BS on AAF Station 106 Special Orders #38 dated 26 February 1944, as crew pilot. He flew 30 combat missions with the 15th Air Force in Italy prior to being assigned...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
20 May 2022 13:02:52 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date Contributor Update
14 May 2019 21:48:29 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM image associations

Date Contributor Update
27 April 2019 17:49:22 phil marchese Changes to markings
Sources

AAM image of a VIII BC a/c is inconsistent with the 5th BW assigbment.

Date Contributor Update
18 September 2017 14:06:18 Al_Skiff Changes to media associations
Sources

Roger Freeman Photo.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:53 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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