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43-39179

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 23/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 7/1/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 1/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 17/12/45. ASPHODEL aka SHAKY.

Service

People

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Kleinertz

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group

Places

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:50:51 Scott 34th7th Changes to nicknames
Sources

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:37 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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