41-24359

Object Number - UPL 25219 - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses enroute to bomb enemy installations in Germany. NARA Ref 342-FH-3A19760-58144AC. 41-24359 was a 301st Bomb Group...

Assigned 301BG Westover 8/9/42; instead of assignment to 12AF, Italy transferred to Chelveston 16/9/42; 813BS/305BG Grafton Underwood/Chelveston 25/11/42, sent to pathfinder base RAF Wyton of installation of Oboe Mk I radar equipment; 325BS/92BG [NV-F] Podington 24/4/43; 813BS/482BG Alconbury 25/8/43 4m; Returned to the USA Eglin 11/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 19/12/45.

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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Manufactured

Burbank, CA, USA Built at Boeing.

Assigned

Westover, AL, USA 1942-09-08 Assigned 301BG Westover.

Other

Transferred

Chelveston, Wellingborough NN9, UK 1942-09-16 Transferred to Chelveston.

Other

Transferred

Grafton Underwood NN14, UK 1942-11-25 Transferred to 813BS, 305BG, 8AF.

Other

Detached for equipment upgrade

RAF Wyton, Wyton Airfield, Huntingdon PE28 2EA, UK Sent to pathfinder base RAF Wyton of installation of Oboe Mk I radar equipment.

Other

Transferred

Podington, Wellingborough NN29, UK 1943-02-24 Transferred to 325BS, 92BG, 8AF.

Other

Transferred

RAF Alconbury, Royal Air Force, Alconbury, Huntingdon PE28 4DD, UK 1943-08-25 Transferred to 813BS, 482BG, 8AF. Completed 4 x missions.

Other

Returned to ZI

Eglin AFB, FL 32542, USA 1944-06-11 Returned to the Zone of the Interior USA Eglin AAF.

Other

Scrapped

Walnut Ridge, AR, USA 1945-12-19 Scrapped Walnut Ridge.

Revisions

Date8 Dec 2016 11:10:30
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date7 Dec 2016 22:37:22
ContributorAl_Skiff
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:02
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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