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Merlin E Austin

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  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 612th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-102398 Dynamite John

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 29/2/44; Gr Island 22/3/44; Grenier 20/4/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-H] Deenethorpe 13/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-37790 Lady Luck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/44; Kearney 30/5/44; Grenier 17/6/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-J] Deenethorpe 10/7/44; battle damaged 28/3/45 with ?; crash landed Belgium, 9RTD; Salvaged. LADY LUCK.

  • 43-38541 Diabolical Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/8/44; Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 18/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-F] Deenethorpe 17/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in...

  • 43-38733 I'll Be Seeing You

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-K] Deenethorpe 11/10/44; battle damaged on Operation Varsity 25/3/45 with ?; force landed at Halesworth, Sfk, UK. Salvaged. I'LL BE SEEING YOU.

  • 43-38810 Mrs Knobby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 25/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-N] Deenethorpe 7/11/44; 612BS [SC-V]; force landed on continent 19/3/45, but eventually Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/45;...

  • 44-6506 Satisfaction Guaranteed

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 24/8/44; Grenier 10/9/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [SC-N] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; Sth Plains 6/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

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  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 November 2021 01:46:20 acbernstein1 Changes to role, person associations, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1494

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:20:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / http://www.401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1494

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