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43-38771

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 19/9/44; Grenier 11/10/44; Assigned PFF 534BS/381BG [GD-E] Ridgewell 6/11/44; 25m Returned to the USA Bradley 9/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 3/12/45.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Barnes

    Military | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, l. Crew Peterson, A. Crew

  • Eugene Glenz

    Military | Co-Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. Crew

  • Ralph Johnson

    Military | Navigator | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. Crew

  • Herman Maddox

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. Crew

  • Lawrence Maschhoff

    Military | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. Crew

  • Francisco Pegueros

    Military | Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. crew January - May 1945

  • Hayden Thomas

    Military | Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Maschhoff, L. Crew

Missions

Places

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 May 2020 09:21:48 vppelt68 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2018 01:40:45 FrankM Changes to unit associations, place associations and mission associations
Sources

My grandfather's mission log.

Date Contributor Update
28 June 2018 00:55:36 FrankM Changes to person associations
Sources

My grandfather's mission log. He (Lt Lawrence Maschhoff) flew this a/c as the pilot for a total of 10 missions in the Spring of 1945.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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