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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 8/4/44; Kearney 9/5/44; Dow Fd 21/5/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [A] Glatton 23/5/44; taxi accident with Wilmore Flueman and 44-8414 13/1/45; slight mid-air collision with 43-39087 (457BG) with Fred Stevenson and force landed Belgium 28/3/45; landing accident with Harry Schuler 27/4/45; transferred 547BS/384BG [SO-F] Grafton Underwood 9/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 29/12/45. RENE V.



  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:17 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log