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"Boeing B-17 American "Flying Fortress" being repaired at its base in England. B-17E 41-9112 of the 92nd BG rests between haystacks in the fall of 1942." - The ship was eventually modified into an experimental "gunship" with Emerson (B-24-style) nose & tail turrets, and twin .50s in the waist and radio positions.



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...


  • 41-9112 Dreamboat

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Geiger 419BS/301BG 20/4/42; experimental armament equipment installed at Bovingdon; never involved in combat; Returned to the USA 14/2/43 for Project Reed; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/10/46....


  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...


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14 August 2019 19:16:59 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations