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B-17G-30-BO #42-31844 "Swoose"
463rd Bomb Group - 772nd Bomb Squadron - 15th AF



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 772nd Bomb Squadron

    772nd Bomb Squadron

    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...


  • 42-31844 The Swoose

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/12/43; Gt Falls 27/12/43; Denver 30/12/43; Lakeland 20/1/44; Assigned 772BS/463BG Celone 28/3/44; Salvaged 16/5/45. THE SWOOSE 1944 MODEL. IT FLYS?.


  • Celone

    Military site : airfield


Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:10:42 466thHistorian Changes to place associations

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 02:10:41 466thHistorian Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations