A bomber grew of the 306th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37943) nicknamed "Weary Bones".
Delivered Denver 21/10/43; Gr Island 4/11/43; Assigned 368BS/306BG [BO-L] Thurleigh 12/12/43; transferred 369BS [WW- L] damaged in taxi accident preparing for mission 17/9/44 with Bob Edwards, Co-pilot: W.R. Correll, Navigator: Keith Warner, Bombardier: E.F. Miller, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: M.C. Morley, Radio Operator: T.C. Giradot, Ball turret gunner: Joe Page, Waist gunner: John Browning,Tail gunner: J.H. Fredericks (9 Returned to Duty), brakes failed and hit 42-37943; sal. WEARY BONES.
Military site : airfield
Built for RAF use in 1941-42, Thurleigh was initially used by RAF Bomber Command before being handed over to the Eighth Air Force. Its runways and hardstandings were improved, and the B-17s of the 306th Bomb Group began using the base. It was their...
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