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Biskra

Military site : airfield

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Service

People

  • Ernest Clark

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner & Asst. Radio Operator | 97th Bomb Group

Aircraft

  • 41-24406 'All American'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 13/7/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 6/42; Maison Blanche, Alg. 13/11/42; Tafaraoui, Alg. 22/11/42; Biskra, Alg. 25/12/42; on Tunis mission was rammed by Me109G 1/2/43 almost slicing rear fuselage and tail of plane off; made...

  • 41-24473 'Kissy-Me-Cowboy'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 92BG Bangor 2/8/42; 414BS/97BG Polebrook 24/8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; De Pienn 15/8/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44. Salvaged 1/8/45. KISS-ME...

  • 41-24572

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 364BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 22/10/42; transferred 414BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; 346BS/99BG Depienne 24/11/43; `20m`; depot 3/44;...

  • 42-2985 'The Nutcracker'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered W Palm Beach 8/1/43; Assigned 414BS/97BG Biskra 28/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Missing in Action Naples 1/8/43 with Bob Rast, Alvarado, Ponemone, Bigelow, Dibble, Shea, Anderson, Nichols, Smith, Mathews; flak hit knocked off wing, crashed...

  • 42-5147 'OLD IRONSIDES'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/10/42; West Palm Beach 12/12/42; Assigned 414BS/97BG Biskra 22/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 3/2/43; coll with 41-24415 Palermo with Payne 9/5/43, nose sheared off but returned safely to base and repaired; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne...

  • 42-5223

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 15/10/42; Salinas 18/12/42; Assigned 414BS/97BG Biskra 15/1/43; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BS/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; Missing in Action `11m/99` Innsbruck 19/12/43...

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Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 20:59:21 RickFlack Changes to usaaf from date
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Updates by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

Date Contributor Update
20 August 2020 08:29:48 RickFlack Created entry with name, latitude, longitude and usaaf from date
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Updated by Rick Flack on August 20, 2020.

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