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42-29848

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/2/43; Pueblo 12/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 510BS/351BG [TU-F] Polebrook 26/4/43; 29m 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 19/3/44; Returned to the USA Tinker 28/5/44; Amarillo 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Walnut Ridge 21/1/46. AMATOL.

Service

Units

  • 351st Bomb Group

    351st Bomb Group

    Group
    The 351st Bomb Group flew strategic bombing missions from their base at Polebrook, Northamptonshire from April 1943 to June 1945. The Group's most famous member was Hollywood actor Clark Gable, who flew four/ five missions with them as an observer...

  • 510th Bomb Squadron

People

  • John Blaylock

    Military | Major | Pilot | 351st Bomb Group
    John Blaylock graduated from the University of Iowa in June, 1941 and shortly thereafter enlisted in the Air Corps as an Aviation Cadet. After training as a Pilot, he received his wings and was sent overseas. He arrived in England in April, 1943, where...

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 December 2015 10:00:04 ED-BB Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, unit associations, person associations, place associations and media associations
Sources

Added photo

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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