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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Kearney 10/8/44; Grenier 23/8/44; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-G] Kimbolton 30/8/44; dam in collision with truck when landing 24/3/45, repaired & ret 3/5/45; Returned to the USA Bradley 30/6/45; Sth Plains 3/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45.

Service

People

  • Billy Hulsey

    Military | Second Lieutenant | B17 Navigator | 379th Bomb Group
    My grandfather told tale of being a young man, a slurried night out with his buddies and the pact among them- to go enlist and end WWII! With crazy notions of all being together forever, he was the only one that held his word. But that is the kind of...

Missions

  • 833

    16 February 1945

Places

  • Kimbolton

    Military site : airfield
    Planned for RAF use, Kimbolton airfield was built by W and C French Ltd. in 1941. The airfield was increased in size to accommodate a full US heavy Bomb Group, and the first such unit to us it was the 91st Bomb Group, who arrived in September 1942....

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:52 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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