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44-6179

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 24/5/44; Hunter 15/6/44; Dow Fd 28/6/44; Assigned 775BS/463BG Celone 2/7/44; crash landed base 18/4/45 with Austin Cragg, crew ?; returning from mission to bomb troops in Charlie area; burned out.

Service

Units

  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force


    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 775th Bomb Squadron

    775th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

People

  • Austin Cragg

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 463rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 775BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. Returning from mission to bomb troops in B-17 44-6179 crash landed base 18-Apr-45. RTD Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Events

Event Location Date
Manufactured Long Beach, CA 1944

Built at Douglas.

Delivered Tulsa AAF, OK 24 May 1944

Delivered Tulsa AAF 24-May-44.

Assigned Celone Airport, Foggia, Italy 2 July 1944

Assigned to 775BS, 463BG, 15AF USAAF. 2-Jul-44.

Crashed Celone Airport, Foggia, Italy 18 April 1945

Returning from mission to bomb troops in B-17 44-6179 crash landed base 18-Apr-45.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2018 19:22:06 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de/b17/44-6179/

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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