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Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" (A/C No. 1414) belly landed at an 8th Air Force Base in England, 28 January 1944. 401St Bomb Group.

42-31414 (401st BG 615th BS IY-J) assigned 14 jan 44, 1 mission, scrapped after this ground accident, undercarriage retracted by error.



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 615th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31414

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/11/43; Kearney 16/11/43; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-J] Deenethorpe 14/1/44; on ferry trip from Little Staughton to Deenethorpe 27/1/44 with Mitch Woods, Co-pilot: Leon Van Sycle, Navigator: Rich Montfort, Flight engineer/top turret...


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02 December 2017 19:26:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations