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42-29823

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/2/43; Salina 8/3/43; Dow Fd 10/4/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-Y] Thurleigh 19/4/43; transferred 427BS/303BG [GN-X] Molesworth 26/9/43; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 4/6/44; Long Beach 5/6/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario 45/6/45.

Service

Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 368th Bomb Squadron
  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Robert Hullar

    Military | Captain | Bomber pilot | 303rd Bomb Group
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Ditched in North Sea 6-Sep-43 in B-17 42-3002 'Old Squaw'. Picked up by ASR Returned to duty (RTD). 36 x combat missions, ETD. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME

Places

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

  • Thurleigh

    Military site : airfield
    Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2021 17:58:42 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added associations to the 427th BS & 303rd BG listed in the A/C #42-29823 description section.

Date Contributor Update
16 June 2021 17:55:39 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added associations to the 368th BS & 306th BG listed in the A/C #42-29823 description section.

Date Contributor Update
18 October 2020 17:26:44 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the web.
Source: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-70-bo-42-29732-42...

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:24 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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