Delivered Denver 13/4/43; Morrison 11/5/43; Assigned 348BS/99BG Navarin 16/6/43; Oudna 4/8/43; transferred 342BS/97BG Depienne 14/11/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Missing in Action Piraeus 11/1/44 with F/O Roy F Mayo, 1Lt Harvey M Bigby, 1Lt Gilbert O Fitzell, 2Lt Delbert C Le Jeune, T/Sgt Donald M Bennett, T/Sgt Clarence L Stevens, S/Sgt Wilbur E Cole, S/Sgt Dissler W Hendrickson, S/Sgt Thomas C Huffman, S/Sgt Leonard R Killebrew; collided with 42-29918, crashed Kalami, Greece; 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA MACR 2028.


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Ground personnel of the 97th Bomb Group reservice a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9023) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle", following the raid on Rouen. Image stamped on reverse: 'Associated Press.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 18 Aug 1942.' [stamp], 'Air=SER (Boeing).' [written annotation] and '216112.' [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'U.S FLYING FORTRESSES RAID ROUEN IN DAYLIGHT. Associated Press Photo Shows: No sooner had one of the huge Fortresses landed after the raid than ground crew im
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29473) nicknamed "Yankee Doodle" of the 347th Bomb Squadron, 99th Bomb Group, 15th Air Force during a mission over Turin. Official caption on image: "26599 A.C." Handwritten caption on reverse: '15th AF, 99th BG, 347th BS.' Printed caption on reverse: '26599 AC - A picturesque coastline in the Mediterranean forms a backdrop for a USAAF Flying Fortress on its way to bomb the vital Turin, Italy ball bearing plane on Nov. 8. This plane is one of a large formation whic
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Twelfth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment



  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Webfoot
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 342nd Bomb Squadron 99th Bomb Group 346th Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


18500 E 6th Ave, Aurora, CO 80011, USA 13 April 1943 Delivered Denver AAF 13-Apr-43.


Navarin, 83390 Puget-ville, France 16 June 1943 Assigned 348BS, 99BG Navarin 16-Jun-43.


71040 Amendola FG, Italy 14 November 1943 Transferred 342BS, 97BG, 15AF 14-Nov-43.


Kalami, Greece 11 January 1944 Missing in Action Piraeus 11-Jan-44 mid air collision with 42-29918, crashed Kalami, Greece. 3 x RTD, 7 x KIA MACR 2028.


Seattle, WA, USA Built at Boeing.



Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
Source: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-40-dl-42-3229-42…


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