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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.

Service

Units

  • 490th Bomb Group

    490th Bomb Group

    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

Places

  • 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...

Events

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

Revisions

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

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

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