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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 10/7/44; Kearney 19/7/44; Grenier 3/8/44; Assigned 34BG Mendlesham, transferred 493BG Debach 5/8/44; battle damaged Darmstadt 12/12/44 with ?; force landed Moelsbroek A/fd, Bel; Salvaged 2/1/45.



  • Benjamin Averitt

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 493rd Bomb Group

  • Anthony Braidic

    Military | First Lieutenant | Bombardier | 95th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 334BS, 95BG, 8AF USAAF. 6 x combat missions. Invited by his original crew to fly with them on Chowhound mission to Utrecht, Netherlands in B-17 44-8640 (last loss of 8th AF); declined and flew with new crew on mission. ETD ...


  • Debach

    Military site : airfield
    Debach was one of the last Eighth Air Force heavy bomber bases to be completed. It was built by the 820th Engineer Battalion (Aviation) between late '43 and early '44. Pronounced locally as 'Deb-idge', the base was built to a class A standard with...

  • Mendlesham

    Military site : airfield
    Built in 1942-1943, Mendlesham's first flying unit was the RAF's No. 310 Squadron - a Czechoslovakian unit. The airfield then became home to the USAAF 34th Bomb Group. This unit flew missions from Mendlesham in B-24s and B-17s.


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:26 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log