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B-17G-65-BO #43-37516 "Tondelayo"
492nd BG - 858th BS
Painted all black and used for Night Leaflet missions. Photo taken at Attlebridge, home of the 466th BG



  • 492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    492nd Bomb Group (Heavy)

    The 492nd Bomb Group were assigned to the 8th Air Force in April 1944. They flew 60 missions over occupied Europe from 11 May 1944 until 7 August 1944. ...

  • 801st Bomb Group

    801st Bomb Group

    The 801st Bomb Group was established as part of the Eighth Air Force in late March 1944 to carry out 'Carpetbagger' missions. These were night missions over France and other parts of occupied Europes to support resistance forces by dropping in agents,...

  • 858th Bomb Squadron


  • 43-37516 'Tondelayo'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/4/44; Hunter 4/5/44; Dow Fd 25/5/44; Assigned 422BS/305BG [JJ-T] Chelveston 4/6/44; transferred 858BS Cheddington 26/6/44; on NLS mission over Holland 4/3/45 with Lt Col Earl Aber (Sqd CO), cp Maurice Harper both died when...


  • Attlebridge

    Military site : airfield
    Attlebridge was constructed for RAF use and completed to that standard in 1942. However, with news that it was to be assigned to the American Air Force, the runways were extended and additional hardstandings and outbuildings constructed for the heavy...


Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 03:03:27 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 03:02:54 466thHistorian Changes to collection and aircraft associations

466th BG Historian

Date Contributor Update
25 February 2015 03:02:18 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

466th BG Historian