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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 25/12/43; Gt Falls 27/12/43; Denver 30/12/43; Lakeland 20/1/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 28/3/44; Salvaged 16/5/45. THE SWOOSE 1944 MODEL. IT FLYS?.



  • 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. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 772nd Bomb Squadron

    772nd Bomb Squadron

    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...


  • Frank Kurtz

    Military | Colonel | Group Commander - Pilot | 463rd Bomb Group
    Kurtz was born in Davenport, Iowa, the third child of Dora Lee (née Fenton) and Frank Allen Kurtz, Sr., an insurance salesman.[2][3][4] Kurtz became interested in flying at age 16, and in 1935 flew an open cockpit plane, setting a speed record flight...


  • Celone

    Military site : airfield


Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, CO, USA 25 December 1943
Assigned Celone Airfield, Foggia, Province of Foggia, Italy 28 March 1944

463rd BG
772nd BS


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:13:46 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:41 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log