4th/7th BS pic.with with 18th BS crew.B-17G 34th BG Elite over 60missions and while lasting the B-17 tenure after swaping from the B-24 Liberator Sept.1944- May1945 ..The 34th BG started there first training in 1942 with B-17E models and for War Deployment to a Liberator B-24 training in Blyth,CA ..34th was a training Bombardment Group of nearly all the 8th USAAF and some point. (CC) Dax Jordan (CC)
After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Cheyenne 15/7/44; Kearney 26/7/44; Grenier 9/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 12/8/44; mia ? with R. Martin, Co-pilot: Ferlich, Navigator: George Webster, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Fleming, Radio Operator: Desjardines, Ball turret...
Military site : airfield
Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.
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