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Two B-17 Flying Fortresses (serial number 41-2628) and (serial number 42-30034) of the 305th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'M4238 B. 305 B/Gp, Chelveston. Northolts.'



  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...


  • 41-2628

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered MacDill 1/3/42; with Boardman Reed damaged in taxi accident at MacDill and another aircraft 19/4/42, rep; Assigned 341BS/97BG Polebrook 4/42; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 8/42; CCRC 1/43; 305BG Chelveston as tow target & hack; Returned to the...

  • 42-30034

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 2/4/43; Pueblo 12/4/43; Smoky Hill 6/5/43; Presque Is 17/5/43; Assigned 532BS/381BG [VE-K] Ridgewell 19/5/43 NOBODY'S BABY (taken by CO Col Leber to UK as no pilot wanted it !) with Lt Col Joe Nazzaro {Gp CO}, Major Conway Hall {HQ},...


  • 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...


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