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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 30/9/44; Great Falls 1/10/44; Grenier 12/10/44; Assigned 750BS/457BG [D] Glatton 19/10/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 28/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman, Az 28/11/45. BLUEBELL D.



  • James Howell

    Military | Pilot | 457th Bomb Group
    He was born on February 3, 1918, in Dexter, MO, the son of James Robert and Julia Wood Howell. He was always known as Jay. He grew up in the Depression, and joined the Army Air Forces in WWII, becoming a B-17 pilot. He flew twenty-five combat missions...


  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...


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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log