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43-38777

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 20/9/44; Grenier 6/10/44; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 11/10/44; transferred 338BS/96BG [BX-W] Snetterton 12/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. PEDER'S PARADE.

Service

Units

People

  • William Greenhaw

    Military | Sergeant | Armorer Gunner, Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group
    I (daughter) have my father's mission diary for 27 missions. He was an artist and painted bomber jackets. He earned enough money painting jackets for the down payment on his first home after the war. He was waist gunner in 'Peder's Parade', pilot...

  • Peder Larsen

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Flew 30 missions without loss to any of his crew. Larsen practiced flying during ground school the hard way -- amid dense contrails, sudden snow stors, severe icing conditions and incredible fog, "another day of poor visibility, but had to fly. . .

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...

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...

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Revisions

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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