42-107151 Cover Girl

Object Number - UPL 17737 - Factory fresh B-17 Flying Fortesses, a B-24 Liberator, and possibly a Waco CG-4A, on the flight test strip at Langford Lodge on 13th April 1944. The...

Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30/11/45. COVER GIRL.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 6962724
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37705979
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35609627
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Flight engineer / Top turret
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 614th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator

Places

Missions

  • Date: 20 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Tulsa, OK, USA 1944-03-07

Assigned

Deenethorpe, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17, UK 1944-04-15 401st BG

Other

Modification Center

RAF Langford Lodge, Crumlin, Antrim BT29, UK 1944-04-13

Revisions

Date29 Dec 2015 18:04:38
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date29 Dec 2015 17:47:18
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:16
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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