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42-29832

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 24/2/43; Casper 13/3/43; Smoky Hill 3/4/43; Assigned 364BS/305BG [WF-H] Chelveston 18/5/43 SPIRIT OF A NATION; transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-H] Ridgewell 22/8/8/43; AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 16/6/44; Memphis 13/7/44; Tinker 14/9/43; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Arledge Fd 23/11/44. OUR MOM.

Service

Units

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Crawbuck

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Right Waist Gunner, Left Waist Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    LWG, Larson crew. Original member of the Tucker crew. Member of the Hagarty crew. 381st BG, 534th BS, 8th AF. Shot down 11 January 1944 in B-17 #42-3118 'The Green Hornet'. Mission #59 to the aircraft factories at Oschersleben, Germany. Struck by an...

  • Stephen Klinger

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Miller crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Killed in Action (KIA) 8 October 1943 on B-17 42-29832 'Our Mom' piloted by Lt. Bob Miller. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. S/Sgt Klinger was wounded in the neck and arm by shrapnel. Buried...

  • Robert Miller

    Military | First Lieutenant | Pilot | 381st Bomb Group
    Pilot, Miller R crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Flew 'Our Mom' B-17 42-29832 on 10/8/43. Mission #36 to the shipyards at Bremen, Germany. Returned to Duty. Tail gunner S/Sgt Stephen J. Klinger was Killed in Action on this mission.

  • Thomas Scott

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 381st Bomb Group
    Tail gunner, Ohl, C. Crew. 381st BG, 534th BS. Credited with one German fighter damaged on the 29 July 1943 mission.

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 111

    8 October 1943
    The shipyards and industrial areas of Bremen, Germany are the primary targets for this mission, but cloud cover causes some formations to bomb targets of opportunity. The attacking elements have been summarized below: ...

Places

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • Ridgewell

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1941-42 as an RAF bomber station, Ridgewell operated as a satellite to RAF Stradishall until May 1943. It had three concrete runways, initially 36 pan hardstandings, and two dispersed T2 hangars. Taken over by the Eighth Air Force in June...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
23 November 2017 05:51:38 ARowe95 Changes to markings, unit associations, person associations and mission associations
Sources

ARowe95

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2017 02:58:12 FrankM Changes to manufacturer and nicknames
Sources

My grandfather's personal photo collection.
http://www.381st.org/Unit-History/Aircraft-Inventory

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2017 01:37:09 FrankM Changes to media associations
Sources

My grandfather's personal photo collection.

Date Contributor Update
17 July 2017 01:35:23 FrankM Changes to media associations
Sources

My grandfather's personal photo collection.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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