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42-107047

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 6/2/44; Grenier 3/3/44; Assigned 334BS/95BG [BG-M] Horham 17/3/44; with R.V. Mercer force landed Framlingham AFB 25/12/44 with engine failure; battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45 with H. Palmer; force landed Charleroi, Bel; 97m, repaired & ret; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 27/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/12/45. THE DOODLE BUG.

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. ...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 334th Bomb Squadron
  • 335th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Ernest Erickson

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    An Aviator's Dream: The Man From Painted Woods ...

  • Robert Mercer

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Hit by flak on French/Belgian border. Killed in Action (KIA).

  • Horace Palmer

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group

  • Clair Wyrick

    Military | Lieutenant | Pilot | 95th Bomb Group
    Clair Wyrick completed 35 missions as a pilot with the 95th Bomb Group, flying bombing missions out of Horham, England.

Missions

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Places

  • Framlingham

    Military site : airfield
    Built for the Eighth Air Force from 1942 to 43, Framlingham was home first to the 95th Bomb Group, before that unit moved to RAF Alconbury. From 1943 to 1945, it was operated by the 390th Bomb Group. The airfield was handed back to the RAF in 1945, and...

  • Horham

    Military site : airfield
    Horham airfield was planned and built for RAF use, but handed over to the Eighth Air Force and used initially by the 47th Bomb Group. When they joined the Twelfth Air Force in January 1943, it became home to the B-26 Marauders of the 323rd Bomb Group....

Events

Event Location Date
Assigned Horham Airfield, UK 17 March 1944
Crashed Framlingham, Woodbridge, Suffolk IP13, UK 25 December 1944

Force landed Framlingham AFB with engine failure 25/12/44. Pilot Lt R V Mercer.

Crashed Charleroi, Belgium 1945

Force landed Charleroi, Belgium.

Combat damaged Berlin, Germany 3 February 1945

Battle damaged Berlin 3/2/45. Pilot Lt H Palmer.

Returned Stateside Bradley Army Air Field, Connecticut 26 June 1945

Returned to the USA Bradley Field 26/6/45.

Delivered Tulsa, OK

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
09 August 2020 23:34:22 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, place associations and mission associations
Sources

https://95thbg.mmsw.eu/aircraft/14

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 13:29:45 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2015 21:08:16 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.
http://95thbg.org/j3migr/95thbg-aircraft/95th-b-17-s-1942

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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