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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 25/5/43; Tinker 7/6/43; Smoky Hill 18/6/43; Casper 28/6/43; Kearney 30/6/43; Eglin 7/7/43; Kearney 9/7/43; Dow Fd 10/7/43; Assigned 419BS/301BG St Donat 26/7/43; Oudna 6/8/43; Cerignola 7/12/43; Lucera 1/2/44; 17m transferred 341BS/97BG Amendola ? ; Missing in Action Budapest 3/4/44 with Bob Daniels, Anthony, Hamilton, Tiller, Johnson, Thorp, Bernius, Davis, Flanagan, Reilly; flak KO’d two engines, crashed Sarajevo, Yugo; MACR 3581. LITTLE RED HEAD.



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 301st Bomb Group

    301st Bomb Group

    Activated 3-February-1942 at Geiger Field, Washington and equipped with B-17s. On 27-May-1942 the ground unit moved to Alamogordo Army Air Field, New Mexico, and the aircraft went to Muroc Army Air Field (now Edwards Air Force Base), California for...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 341st Bomb Squadron
  • 419th Bomb Squadron



Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1943

Built at Boeing.

Delivered 722, 6207 Missile Dr, Cheyenne, WY 82005, USA 25 May 1943

Delivered Cheyenne AAF 25-May-43.

Assigned Tunisia 26 July 1943

Assigned 419BS, 301BG St Donat 26-Jul-43.

Assigned 71040 Amendola FG, Italy March 1944

Transferred 341BS, 97BG Amendola Mar-44.

Crashed Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina 3 April 1944

Missing in Action Budapest 3-Apr-44 flak KO’d two engines, crashed Sarajevo, Yugo; MACR 3581.


Date Contributor Update
02 September 2017 13:34:30 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, description, events, unit associations and place associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:28 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log