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B-17C-BO (Fortress Mk. I) #40-2052 (RAF AN521)
90 Squadron RAF
RAF Serial incorrectly applied at factory as AM521

Connections

Aircraft

  • 40-2052

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered RAF [AN521] as part of Lend-Lease; 90 Squadron [WP-K] Polebrook 15-Apr-41 with Major Walsh, the first aircraft to the fly Atlantic to RAF, Watton; transferred 220 Squadron, ZZ-? Portreath 28-Oct-41; 107 MU Kasfareet; Fuka 5-Dec-41; engine...

Locations

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2020 01:42:50 466thHistorian Changes to aircraft associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
05 May 2020 01:42:02 466thHistorian Created entry with collection, caption and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

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