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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/8/44; Hunter 31/9/44; Grenier 15/9/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-U] Polebrook 28/9/44; {54m} transferred 384BG Grafton Underwood 23/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/12/45. MYASSIS DRAGGIN.

Service

People

  • John Greenwood

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator | 351st Bomb Group
    John E Greenwood served as a navigator with the 351st Bomb Group. He completed 34 missions between 10 January 1945 and 18 April 1945. ...

  • Rufus Hanchett

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group

  • Matt Vukonich

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner | 351st Bomb Group
    Matt Vukonich enlisted in the Air Corps in August 1943 and upon transfer to Europe, he was ssigned as a Ball Turret Gunner in the 351st Bomb Group / 509th Bomb Squadron. He flew a total of 38 missions from 16 July to 29 November 1944, with 7 different...

  • William Whittaker

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    William T Whittaker was a pilot with the 509th Bomb Squadron of the 351st Bomb Group. He flew 41 missions between 17 October 1944 and 26 March 1945. ...

Places

  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:30 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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