42-32012 Shark Tooth

Object Number - UPL 41700 - "The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" "Shark Tooth" of the 401st Bomb Group At An 8th Air Force base in England, 8 May 1944."

Delivered Denver 15/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-P] Deenethorpe 5/3/44; Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 13/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. SHARK TOOTH.

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735233
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator; Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: US Strategic Air Forces 401st Bomb Group
  • Service Numbers: O-21785
  • Highest Rank: Brigadier General
  • Role/Job: Commanding Officer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 1st Scouting Force 384th Fighter Squadron 385th Fighter Squadron Scouting Force (Experimental) (SFX)
  • Service Numbers: O-748548
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot / Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 35488513
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator

Places

Missions

  • Date: 27 April 1944

Events

Event Location Date Description

Assigned

Deenethorpe, UK 1944-03-05 Assigned 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.

Delivered

Denver AAF, CO 1944-01-15 Delivered Denver AAF 15-Jan-44.

Revisions

Date6 Aug 2016 01:57:05
ContributorRWOLIVER
Sources

401bg.org

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:42
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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