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B-17G-50-DL #44-6405 "Big Yank"
483rd BG - 840th BS - 15th AF

Connections

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 840th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-6405 Big Yank

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Kearney 27/7/44; Grenier 8/8/44; Assigned 840BS/483BG Sterparone 17/8/44; used for Air Sea Rescue at Pisa; Returned to the USA Sth Plains 23/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/12/45. BIG YANK.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 01:38:32 466thHistorian Changes to place associations
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/483d_Airlift_Group

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2016 01:38:31 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/483d_Airlift_Group

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