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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Long Beach 21/10/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 15/12/43; transferred 303BG Molesworth 9/4/44; then to 525BS/379BG [FR-A] Kimbolton 3/2/45; retUS 121 BU Bradley 4/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/7/45; 237 BU Kirtland 19/12/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Albuquerque 7/2/46.

Service

People

  • Luis Coppola

    Military | Captain | Pilot on B-17 | 379th Bomb Group

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

  • Molesworth

    Military site : airfield
    Molesworth was one of the early stations used by the Eighth Air Force in the UK, first occupied by the 15th Bomb Squadron’s Douglas Bostons in June 1942. Built in 1940 and extended and improved in 1942, Molesworth is most associated with the 303rd...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:51 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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