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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Spokane 13/9/44; Lincoln 18/9/44; Grenier 27/9/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-N] Deenethorpe 11/11/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 4/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 7/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 13/12/45. GAPOSIS aka BECOMIN’ BACK.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 614th Bomb Squadron


  • Donald Kent

    Military | Senior Master Sergeant | B-17 Radio Operator/Gunner | 401st Bomb Group

  • Leon Stewart

    Military | First Lieutenant | Lead Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    1st Lt Leon F. Stewart flew 33 missions, from 10/25/1944, mission #160, to 04/14/1945, mission #248 with the 401st BG. He served as a Navigator. He flew his first 13 missions with the Fred H. Babcock crew and was transferred to the Art Seder crew for...


  • Deenethorpe

    Military site : airfield
    Deenethorpe was a base purpose-built for American heavy bombers, with the Class A regulation 2,000 and 1,400-yard runways. All the buildings on site,such as the accommodation and administrative blocks, were temporary. In December 1943, several local...


Event Location Date
Manufactured 1944

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Spokane, WA, USA 13 September 1944

Delivered Spokane AAF 13-Sep-44.

Assigned Deenethorpe, Corby NN17, UK 11 November 1944

Assigned 614BS, 401BG, 8AF USAAF.


Date Contributor Update
23 September 2018 17:14:31 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and media associations

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:32 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log