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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 24/9/44; Grenier 7/10/44; Assigned 848BS/490BG Eye 17/10/44; battle damaged Mannheim 21/1/45 with ?; crash landed continent; Salvaged 4/2/45; Missing Air Crew Report 11770.



  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    The 490th Bomb Group, like the 486th and 487th Bomb Groups transitioned from flying B-24 Liberators to B-17 Flying Fortresses, which were used in combat missions from late August 1944. Based at Eye, Suffolk, the Group were focused in the early months...

  • 848th Bomb Squadron


  • Eye

    Military site : airfield
    Eye air base was not a Class A base but was constructed to a less demanding standard by the 827th and 859th Battalions of U.S. Army Engineers in 1943 and was finished in early 1944. Unusually, a group of its hardstandings were on the other side of the...


Event Location Date
Failed to Return (FTR) Germany 21 January 1945


Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:33 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log / MACR 11770 / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database