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Major John R. Blaylock Jr in front of "Amatol" - Serial # 42-29848



  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron


  • John Blaylock

    Military | Major | Pilot
    John Blaylock graduated from the University of Iowa in June, 1941 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. After training as a Pilot, he received his wings and was sent overseas. He arrived in England in April, 1943, where...


  • 42-29848 Amatol

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-F] Polebrook 26/4/43; 29m 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 19/3/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 28/5/44; Amarillo 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...


  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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05 December 2015 09:57:23 ED-BB Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations

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