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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 6/2/44; 1SAG Langley 1/4/44; Morrison 7/5/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 8/5/44; transferred 774BS/463BG Celone; battle damaged Valence, Fr 15/8/44 with Seymour Florsheim; two engines shot out, another damaged, equipment jettisoned, but aircraft & crew returned. Returned to the USA 4100 BU Patterson 1/3/45; Recl Comp 2/5/46. GODDESS ON A FORTRESS.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Group
    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 49th Bomb Squadron
  • 774th Bomb Squadron

    774th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Places

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy 8 May 1944

2nd BG
49th BS

Assigned Celone Airfield, Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy July 1944

463rd BG
774th BS

Delivered Denver, CO, USA

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:05:01 466thHistorian Changes to unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:03:36 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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