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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/6/44; Hunter 16/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned 849BS/490BG Eye 25/7/44; Missing in Action Ludwigshafen 5/11/44 with ?; Missing Air Crew Report 10326.

Service

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 849th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...

Events

Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 5 November 1944

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 10326 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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