42-31023

A B-17 Flying Fortress (QJ-Q, serial number 42-31023) nicknamed "Skyball" of the 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group that has crash-landed at Honington. Official caption on image: "2138. 1-29-44. Hon. B-17F. 42-31028. M. F.S.A.D."

Object Number - FRE 3958 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (QJ-Q, serial number 42-31023) nicknamed "Skyball" of the 339th Bomb Squadron, 96th Bomb Group that has crash-landed at...

Delivered Cheyenne 3/9/43; Scott 27/9/43; Assigned 339BS/96BG [QJ-Q] Snetterton 15/10/43; with no crew named, crash landed RAF Honington 29/1/44; Salvaged 18/4/44. SKYBALL.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 96th Bomb Group 339th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-800904
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Revisions

Date6 Apr 2017 08:46:51
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Using info added to FRE 3958:
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/4887

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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