Crew member examines battle damage to their Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Bonnie Donnie' of the 401st Bomb Group which participated in a bombing mission over Frankfurt, Germany, 29 January 1944.
29-Jan-44 : crew was 1Lt D.A. Currie' crew 1st mission.
The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...
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Assigned to 612BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF. 38 x combat missions. ETD
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; to Gt Falls with Phil Sweet but force landed Pueblo, CO 10/9/43; Scott 20/10/43; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-G] Deenethorpe 8/11/43; Missing in Action Cologne 28/5/44 with George West, Waist gunner: Hugh Russell, Tail gunner: Mike...