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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 27 July 1944; Lincoln 5 August 1944; Grenier 15 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 15 August 1944; transferred 96BG Snetterton 16 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on the 19 April 1945 mission. Returned to the USA Bradley 22 June 1945; 4168 Bu Sth Plains 24 June 1945; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman, Arizona 9 December 1945.

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

  • 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. ...

Missions

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.

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 14:35:27 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, place associations and mission 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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