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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 2/6/44; Kearney 12/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 385BG Gt Ashfield 2/7/44; transferred 571BS/390BG [FC-R] Framlingham 3/7/44; crash landed at base on return from Nurnberg with John Corcoran 5/4/45; Salvaged 25/4/45. TAKE IT EASY.



  • Taisto Huhtala

    Military | Sergeant | Tail gunner/Waist gunner/Bombardier-Togglier | 390th Bomb Group
    Taisto Huhtala's father Henry was born on 7 December 1890 in Ylistaro, Vaasan Lääni (Vaasa Province), Finland. Henry emigrated to the United States and married US-born Aili Johnson. Their son Taisto Huhtala flew as a Tail Gunner, Waist Gunner and then...

  • Arthur Rogers

    Military | Tail Gunner | 390th Bomb Group
    Completed 34 missions, Crew Number 95


  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Great Ashfield

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was built in 1942 by John Laing & Son Ltd. 108,000 tons of concrete was used in its construction, creating a Class 'A' airfield suitable for heavy bombers. The 385th Bomb Group took up residence in the summer of 1943, and remained at the...


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Date Contributor Update
26 December 2020 23:41:29 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer

Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.

Date Contributor Update
26 December 2020 23:31:33 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:24 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log