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Francis P Yorio

Military

Service

Units served with

  • 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...

  • 613th 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...

  • 42-102947 D-Day Dottie

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/4/44; Kearney 2/5/44; Grenier 26/5/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-S] 27/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman...

  • 42-31072 Betty J.

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    ...

  • 42-31081 Son of a Blitz

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17G ser. 42-31081, 'Son of A Blitz': ...

  • 42-31591 Homesick Angel

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/11/43; Wendover 9/12/43; Grenier 20/1/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 25/1/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-J] Deenethorpe 11/3/44; Missing in Action Pas de Calais 19/3/44, force landed continent; Salvaged 1 SAD Troston 22/4/44; mission...

  • 43-37706 Satan's Chillen'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 13/5/44; Kearney 24/5/44; Dow Fd 1/6/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-U] Deenethorpe 12/6/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 7/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA...

  • 43-38077 'Tagalong', 'Duke's Mixture'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 14/7/44; Grenier 24/7/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-Q] Deenethorpe 5/8/44 DUKE'S MIXTURE; 614BS [IW-H]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6//6/45; 4169 BU Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap...

  • 43-38458 'Bottle Baby'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/44; Lincoln 15/8/44; Grenier 3/9/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 10/9/44; transferred 613BS/401BG [IN-D] Deenethorpe 12/9/44; 615BS [IY-P]; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45;...

  • 43-38862

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Hunter 30/9/44; Dow Fd 11/10/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-N] Deenethorpe 23/11/44; 614BS [IW-G]; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 10/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA)...

  • 44-6113 'No. 2 Bandwagon', 'Mrs. Wing Ding'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Accepted: 3 May 1944 ...

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Missions

  • 568

    24 August 1944

  • 570

    25 August 1944

  • 590

    30 August 1944
    End of Operation Overlord. ...

  • 605

    5 September 1944

  • 637

    17 September 1944

  • 647

    25 September 1944

  • 652

    28 September 1944

  • 662

    3 October 1944

  • 678

    15 October 1944

  • 681

    17 October 1944

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Associated Place

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2021 02:33:27 acbernstein1 Changes to role, unit associations, place associations, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Members/Details.aspx?ID=1860

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:09:50 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=1860

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