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44-6313

B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Kearney 29/6/44; Grenier 12/7/44; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 23/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 6/6/45; Sth Plains 8/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 19/12/45. BUDD’S DUDDS.

Service

Units

  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    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...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Clarence Bailey

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt Clarence Bailey flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner.

  • Francis Burns

    Military | Sergeant | Togglier | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt Francis F. Burns flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Togglier.

  • Charles Davis

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew

  • Charles Dick

    Military | Sergeant | Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt Charles B. Dick flew 36 missions, from 02/21/1945, mission #211, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Tail Gunner and Waist Gunner.

  • William Englett

    Military | Private First Class | Ball Turret Gunner | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew

  • Wilbur Ford

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    Wilbur was born 6-Jan-17 and died 27-Jan-10 at the Audie Murphy Veterans Memorial Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He flew 10 x missions over Germany during WWII and his co-pilot was Terence Bennett McArron. Awards: AM, WWII Victory, EAME.

  • George Hansen

    Military | Corporal | Radio Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's Crew. Sgt George Hansen Jr. flew 10 missions, from 04/04/1945, mission #241, to 04/20/1945, mission #254. He served as a Radio Operator.

  • William Karre

    Military | Technical Sergeant | RCM Operator | 401st Bomb Group
    Sgt William E. Karre flew 10 missions, from 4-Apr-45, mission #241, to 20-Apr-45, mission #254. He served as a RCM Operator. Awards: AM (2OLC), WWII Victory, EAME (1 x Battle Star).

  • Terence McArron

    Military | Major | Pilot | 401st Bomb Group
    During WWII McArron flew several bombing missions over Germany. Following the war he joined the reserves and retired with the rank of Major. In addition to completing college with a BA, Terry had a full career with the US Postal service and retired as...

  • Philip Moody

    Military | Sergeant | Aerial Gunner; Engineer | 401st Bomb Group
    Member of Ford's crew ...

Missions

  • 8th Air Force 494

    25 July 1944

  • 501

    28 July 1944

  • 503

    29 July 1944

  • 514

    4 August 1944

  • 519

    5 August 1944

  • 524

    6 August 1944

  • 531

    8 August 1944

  • 542

    11 August 1944

  • 548

    13 August 1944
    We led the entire Division in a tactical mission. The target: Roads to Paris. Colonel McKnight flew Pilot; Lt Houser was Co-Pilot. Results of bombing A1.

  • 552

    14 August 1944

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Places

  • 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...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
17 November 2021 01:09:49 acbernstein1 Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, aircraft associations, unit associations and mission associations
Sources

http://401bg.org/Main/History/Aircraft/Details.aspx?ID=6313

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 17:14:02 ptmcarron Changes to mission associations
Sources

Information provided by Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 17:06:40 ptmcarron Changes to aircraft associations, unit associations and person associations
Sources

Information provided by Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
24 February 2019 14:16:54 ptmcarron Changes to manufacturer
Sources

All information provided by son Patrick Terence McArron

Date Contributor Update
29 May 2018 19:07:33 Dennis7423 Changes to nicknames
Sources

USAAF Archives

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:50 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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