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44-8320

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 9/8/44; Long Beach 13/8/44; Grenier 27/8/44; Assigned 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 30/8/44; struck 43-39056 in taxi accident at Horsching, Austria with John Hopper 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. BOTTOMS UP.

Service

People

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Kleinertz

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

  • Ned Piercy

    Military | Aerial Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    Ned Piercy served as an aerial gunner with the 7th Bomb Squadron of the 34th Bomb Group. As part of Schroeder's crew, he flew missions out of Medlesham, England.

  • John Schroeder

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    John Schroeder served as a pilot with the 7th Bomb Squadron of the 34th Bomb Group. He flew missions out of Medlesham, England, including six chowhound missions in B-17 44-8320 'Bottom's Up' on 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 5th, 6th and 7th of May 1945. ...

  • Robert Simpson

    Military | Sergeant | Ground crew | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF.

  • Franklin Sivret

    Military | Master Sergeant (1st Grade) | Crew Chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

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 20:53:29 Scott 34th7th Changes to nicknames
Sources

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:56 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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