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B-17 Flying Fortresses (TS-D, serial number 42-97768) nicknamed "Mainliner II", pathfinder (TS-Q, serial number 44-8178) and pathfinder (TS-M+, serial number 44-8170) of the 94th Bomb Group lined up at Bury St Edmunds (Rougham) 1945. Image via Byron Trent. Written on slide casing: 'TS:D 297768, +M 48170- 490 BG, Q- 48178- 34 BG, 447 BG } Transfer. 1945 Bury.'

Connections

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

People

  • Byron Trent

    Military | Major | Commanding Officer of 333rd Bomb Squadron
    Byron Trent was the Commanding Officer of the 333rd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group, which was based at Bury St Edmunds (Rougham), UK. ...

Aircraft

  • 42-97768

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/44; Denver 2/3/44; 1SAG Langley 2/6/44; Grenier 28/6/45; Assigned 333BS/94BG Rougham 1/7/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 28/10/45. MAINLINER II.

  • 44-8170

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 29/6/44; Langley 24/7/44; Dow Fd 16/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 26/8/44; RetUS, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 5/1/46.

  • 44-8178

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 29/6/44; Langley 20/7/44; Dow Fd 22/8/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-D] Snetterton 24/8/44; battle damaged Ludwigshafen 6/1/45 with ?; force landed continent, Salvaged 22/2/45.

Locations

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:31:06 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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