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41-9175

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered MacDill 29BG 7/5/42; Assigned 340BS/97BG Polebrook /6/42; 92BG Bovingdon /9/42; CCRC /43; Salvaged NBD 6/10/44. (? first B-17 to crash landed ELG Manston, UK 24/8/42 ?).

Service

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 5

    24 August 1942
    97BG despatches 12 B-17s on a mission to bomb the shipyards at Le Trait, France.

Places

  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...

  • Bovingdon

    Military site : airfield
    Bovingdon, in Hertfordshire (often confused with Bovington, Dorset), was built in 1941-42 as a bomber station but was never developed into a fully-fledged heavy bomber airfield as it did not have the required 2,000 yard runway. ...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 August 2020 19:40:23 fugari Changes to unit associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

JCook Photo Collection & Archives

Date Contributor Update
19 October 2014 19:41:47 Lee8thbuff Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Lee Cunningham 19-Oct-2014.Production Block based on "The B-17 Flying Fortress Story" Roger A. Freeman & Dave Osborne

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:07 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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