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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Lincoln 21/11/44; Dow Fd 3/12/44; Assigned 413BS/96BG [MZ-N] Snetterton 12/12/44; transferred 7BS/34BG Mendlesham 13/12/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 21/6/45; Sth Plains 22/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30/11/45; BLIND DATE.



  • John Ferard

    Military | Captain | Pilot | 34th Bomb Group

  • Wayne Kleinertz

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


  • 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.

  • Snetterton Heath

    Military site : airfield
    Intended to be an RAF bomber base, construction of Snetterton Heath started in Autumn 1942 but continued until mid-1943, because it was extended after allocation as an Eighth Air Force bomber base. It had eventually three concrete runways, 50...


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Date Contributor Update
10 May 2016 20:52:36 Scott 34th7th Changes to nicknames

Personal records of John A Ferard as provided by son.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:41:54 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log