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42-31898 Irene A and initial crew. Photo a gift from the pictured crew to Irene A, the namesake of the aircraft. - from family archives. Interested persons are invited to name members of the crew pictured here, if possible.

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  • 42-31898 Irene A

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 1/1/44; Kearney 13/1/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-A] Podington 2/3/44; on practice mission 15/7/44 with John Alford, Co-pilot: Bob Williams, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Tom Madden 93 Returned to Duty); Navigator: Stan Nadel,...

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  • Podington

    Military site : airfield
    Built originally to accommodate two RAF bomber squadrons, the first USAAF unit to occupy the base was the 15th Bomb Squadron in September 1942. Podington was then used as a satellite for nearby Chelveston. Work to lengthen the runways, although this...

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Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 10:03:05 Nanr Changes to caption
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Family archives of namesake -- Irene A

Date Contributor Update
27 May 2015 03:19:51 Nanr Changes to unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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Family archive. B-17 named for my mother Irene A

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27 May 2015 03:17:18 Nanr Created entry with collection and caption
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