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B-17F 41-24341 converted to XB-40. Boeing-Lockheed Vega B-40. (U.S. Air Force photo)



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...


  • 41-24341

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The second F-1 Block Boeing built Fortress. First flew 30/5/42 before delivered to Cheyenne 11/6/42 The first XB-40 prototype was converted by the Vega division of the Vega V-139. They converted a standard Boeing-built B-17F (serial...


  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...


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25 November 2015 20:21:39 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations