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44-8731

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 9/12/44; Hunter 23/12/44; Grenier 22/1/45; Assigned 332BS/94BG [XM-O] Rougham 24/1/44; transferred 4BS/34BG [Q6- ] Mendlesham 26/1/45; 391BS [3L- ]; Ret US, Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/12/45. KNOCKOUT DROPPER.

Service

Units

  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

  • 4th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Herbert Donahue

    Military | Ground crew | 34th Bomb Group

  • Derrick Venne

    Military | Sergeant | Ground crew | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 4BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.

Places

  • Bury St Edmunds

    Military site : airfield
    The airfield was purpose-built for American bomb groups and as such had a 2,000 yard main runway that lain in concrete with a tarred and wood-chipped surface. The scale of bases such as this meant that very often the technical, administrative and...

  • 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
27 September 2014 18:42:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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