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 7 March 1944

Other

Modification Center

RAF Langford Lodge, Crumlin, Antrim BT29, UK 13 April 1944

Assigned

Deenethorpe, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17, UK 15 April 1944 401st BG

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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