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42-32095

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 28/1/44; Kearney 11/2/44; Presque Is 25/2/44; Assigned 457BG Glatton 14/3/44; transferred 322BS/91BG [LG-L] Bassingbourn 16/3/44, first NMF ass. to 91BG; {143m inc group's last 25/4/45} Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 16/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45. ACK-ACK ANNIE.

Service

Aircraft

  • 43-38790

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 21/9/44; Dow Fd 15/10/44; Assigned 322BS/91BG [LG-O] Bassingbourn 7/12/44; 47m (also three POW trips and two Rubbernecks) Returned to the USA Bradley 11/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 14/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...

People

  • Thomas Flemming

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Thomas F Flemming served as a pilot with the 323rd Bomb Squadron of the 91st Bomb Group. ...

  • Arlon Nessa

    Military | Aircraft Mechanic | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    Arlon was a crew chief and had three other mechanics assigned to him, responsible for maintenance of one B-17 bomber. While armorers, radio specialists and sheet metal workers performed specific functions on aircraft, Arlon and his crew were...

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

  • Glatton

    Military site : airfield
    Glatton, which lay mostly in the parish of Conington, was built by the 809th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) of the U.S. Army in the last months of 1942. Unusually, the base's three runways surrounded Rose Court Farm, which remained a working farm...

  • Presque Isle Army Airfield

    Military site : airfield

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:42 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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