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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 7/3/44; Kearney 22/3/44; Grenier 7/4/44; Assigned 614BS/401BG [IW-B] Deenethorpe 15/4/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 30/11/45. COVER GIRL.



  • 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

  • Carl Landwehr

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Bombardier, Gunner, Enlisted | 401st Bomb Group


  • 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...

  • Langford Lodge

    Military site : airfield
    Planned to be a Satellite Landing Ground for No. 23 Maintenance Unit at RAF Aldergrove, Langford Lodge was selected in October 1941 to be developed as an air deport for the maintenance and repair of USAAF aircraft. A scheme was devised whereby the...


Event Location Date
Delivered Tulsa, OK, USA 7 March 1944
Modification Center RAF Langford Lodge, Crumlin, Antrim BT29, UK 13 April 1944
Assigned Deenethorpe, Corby, Northamptonshire NN17, UK 15 April 1944

401st BG


Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 18:04:38 466thHistorian Changes to events and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
29 December 2015 17:47:18 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, events, unit associations and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:16 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log