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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/7/44; Hunter 8/8/44; Dow Fd 30/8/44; Assigned 569BS/390BG [CC-V] Framlingham 2/9/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 6/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45.

Service

Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

  • 569th Bomb Squadron

Missions

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Places

  • 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...

Events

Event Location Date
Delivered Cheyenne, WY 28 July 1944
Assigned Framlingham Airfield, UK 2 September 1944

390BG
569BS
CC-V

Returned to the U.S. Bradley AAF, Windsor Locks, CT 30 June 1945

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2020 02:01:22 466thHistorian Changes to events
Sources

http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US
B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2020 02:01:14 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, markings, events and mission associations
Sources

http://5085.sydneyplus.com/final/portal.aspx?lang=en-US
B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
04 February 2020 20:15:57 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added connections to the 569th BS & 390th BG mentioned in the A/C description.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:28 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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