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43-38299

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 18 July 1944; Kearney 27 July 1944; Grenier 10 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 16 August 1944. Lt Milton D. Andersen flew most of his 35 missions on # 43-38299. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 20 April 1945 mission. Returned to the USA Bradley 21 June 1945; 4168 Sth Plains 23 June 1945. Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman, Arizona 8 December 1945. ROGER'S DODGERS (aka OUTA DIS WORLD; aka JOY RIDER.)

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    Group
    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Milton Andersen

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot B-17G | 34th Bomb Group
    Not yet 19, Milton Andersen enlisted in the Air Corps in June 1942. He trained as a bomber pilot and was sent overseas, assigned to the 34th Bomb Group / 4th Bomb Squadron in England. After flying with the 4th Squadron on 3 missions on B-24 Liberators...

  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...

  • Keith Nelson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Airplane Armorer-Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    "Two days after I arrived at Army basic training, I was nicknamed 'Brigham' [a reference to LDS Church leader Brigham Young because of Nelson's Mormonism and its church dietary restrictions of tobacco, alcohol, coffee, tea and illegal drugs]. My Army...

Places

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 March 2019 19:21:44 David Changes to description
Sources

Corrected by subject's son.

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 15:58:07 ED-BB Changes to production block number, nicknames and unit associations
Sources

Added Block Number

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 15:55:56 ED-BB Changes to production block number, nicknames and unit associations
Sources

Associated with Pilot, Lt Harold E. Dwyer
Dwyer crew data at http://valortovictory.tripod.com/crews/Dwyer.htm

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 15:38:12 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Associated with Pilot, Lt Harold E. Dwyer
Dwyer crew data at http://valortovictory.tripod.com/crews/Dwyer.htm

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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