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A B-17 Flying Fortress (UX-U, serial number 43-38069) fitted with Disney Bombs takes off from Podington. Image via William E "Doc" Furniss, 92nd Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: '338069 UX:U with Disney bombs, Podington.'



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    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...



  • 43-38069

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 21/7/44; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-U] Podington 27/8/44; 407BS [PY-X]; Secret mission 1/6/45; Re-ass USAF 31/7/46; 108 BU Oberpfaffenhofen 22/9/48; Recl Comp 7/1/49.


  • 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...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:29:12 AAM AAM ingest

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