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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 365BS/305BG Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 29/10/42; transferred 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/11/42; Maison Blanche 17/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; BD Messina 35/5/43 with Bill Allbright; #3 engine fell off, bombardier Robinson Killed in Actionhit by stabilizer when bailing out, crash landed Tunis. Salvaged. Missing Air Crew Report 16525.



  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...

  • 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


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log