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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 26/7/44; Kearney 5/8/44; Grenier 15/8/44; Assigned 4BS/34BG Mendlesham 16/8/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 28/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 18/12/45. GOTTA HAVER.



  • Steve Bordano

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Ball Turret Gunner | 34th Bomb Group
    He spent time as the Ball Turret gunner of the Peterson Crew on the " Gotta Haver" and primarily on "Wee Willies Wolves" crash landed in Belgium in either late 44 or early 45. Conducted 32 missions with the Peterson crew. Returned to the States in the...

  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Kleinertz

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | Gunner (tail) | 34th Bomb Group

  • Bruce Sothern

    Military | Master Sergeant | Crew chief | 34th Bomb Group
    Assigned to 7BS, 34BG, 8AF USAAF. ETD Awards: GC, WWII Victory, EAME.


  • 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
10 May 2016 20:47:38 Scott 34th7th Changes to nicknames

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log