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44-6131

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 10/5/44; Hunter 21/5/44; Grenier 31/5/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-J] Snetterton 3/6/44; Aborted mission due to #1 engine failure, Hamm 7/1/45 with Peder Lansen, crash landed base (pilot error); Salvaged. FEARLESS FOSDICK.

Service

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • VIII Bomber Command

    VIII Bomber Command

    Command
    VIII Bomber Command was constituted and activated in 1942. It oversaw heavy bombardment operations until February 1944, when it was redesginated as the 8th Air Force.

  • 3rd Air Division

    3rd Air Division

    Division
    In December 1944, the 3rd Bomb Division was redesginated the 3rd Air Division.

  • 45th Combat Bomb Wing
  • 96th Bomb Group

    96th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 96th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses to targets across occupied Europe from May 1943 to April 1945. ...

  • 413th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Allen McMurran

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner B-17 | 96th Bomb Group
    Born Carthage Missouri Jan 2, 1916 Assigned Aug 1944 with Crew #4247 to 339th Bomb Squadron / 96th Bomb Group as ball turret gunner on B-17. Completed 35 missions and returned to the states in Jan 1945. Died Corona, California Feb 14, 2000

  • Mathias Schneider

    Military | First Lieutenant | Co-Pilot | 96th Bomb Group
    Assigned May 1944

Places

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:45:19 terveurn Changes to markings
Sources

8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:44:21 terveurn Changes to unit associations
Sources

from 8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:43:29 terveurn Changes to unit associations
Sources

from 8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:38:34 terveurn Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames and markings
Sources

from 8th AF records

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:35:36 terveurn Changes to description
Sources

AAF accident report

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2019 22:00:58 Robert.schneider666@gmail.com Changes to media associations
Sources

from family archive of first crew of Fearless Fosdick AC # 44-6131 B17G

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:49 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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