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The Doc Furniss War, and Historic Film account by Captain William E Furniss, Flight Surgeon of the 92nd Bomb Group.

Connections

Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 327th Bomb Squadron

People

Locations

  • Chelveston

    Military site : airfield
    Chelveston was adapted and expanded in preparation for the arrival of American forces. Rather than heavy bombers, the first aircraft to fly from its runways were C-47 Skytrains that were flown by the 60th Troop Carrier Group in July 1942. The first...

  • 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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 July 2015 14:03:08 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and place associations
Sources

Copy of video found on youtube

Filming by Doc Furniss and produced by John Walker, of Ravensden in Bedfordshire.

Many thanks to Ann Paynter, who provided me with information about Doc Furniss, that allowed me to find the footage.

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