Skip to main content
Edit entry 

43-38640

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/8/44; Lincoln 13/9/44; Grenier 30/9/44; Assigned 509BS/351BG [RQ-C] Polebrook 16/10/44; 75m Returned to the USA Bradley 3/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 5/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 9/12/45. ANNIE MARIE.

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 509th Bomb Squadron

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

  • 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. ...

  • William Yardley

    Military | Flight Officer | Co-Pilot | 351st Bomb Group

Places

  • 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...

Events

Not yet known

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2014 11:42:04 Lucy May Changes to nicknames, unit associations and place associations
Sources

Added Connections based on existing information in the Biography field.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:31 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Share