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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 22/6/44; Hunter 13/7/44; Grenier 22/7/44; Assigned [DS-Q] Polebrook 14/8/44; {34m} on 6/2/45 with Ed Ashton, Co-pilot: Geo Bowman, Navigator: Don Cornell, Bombardier: John McNeil, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: John Folks, Radio Operator: Jim Allman, Ball turret gunner: John Nelson, Waist gunner: Bruce Cook, Waist gunner: Harry Wieland,Tail gunner: John Connelly (10 Killed in Action); mid air coll with 43-37595 approaching base on return from target; 19KIA in total. Salvaged 8/2/45.



  • James Allman

    Military | Technical Sergeant | 351st Bomb Group
    James entered the Army Air Corps in July 1942 and served in a glider unit. James received his basic training at Santa Ana, California, and then attended Radio Operators School at Scott Field, Illinois, and Gunnery School at Yuma, Arizona. After serving...


  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:25 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log