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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Hunter 5 November 1944; Dow Field 27 November 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 11 December 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on 2 missions : on 30 March 1945 (Aborted – jettisoned bombs) and on the Chowhound mission of 3 May 1945 to drop food to the Dutch population. Returned to the USA Bradley 24 June 1945; South Plains 28 June 1945; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman, Arizona 4 December 1945.



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...

  • 391st Bomb Squadron


  • Harold Dwyer

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group
    Harold Dwyer graduated from Hastings High School, Hastings, Nebraska in 1942. In August 1944 he received his wings and commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Air Corps at the Ft. Sumner Army Air Field in New Mexico. ...



  • 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.


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Date Contributor Update
21 February 2016 12:38:51 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, unit associations, place associations and mission associations

Pilot Harold E. Dwyer data at

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:42:05 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log