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41-24412

B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 301BG Westover 30/6/42; 92BG Bangor 8/42; 340BS/97BG Polebrook /8/42; Maison Blanche 13/11/42; Tafaraoui 22/11/42; Biskra 25/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; De Pienne 15/8/43; Cerignola 20/12/43; Amendola 16/1/44; Returned to the USA 23/11/44; Recl Comp 6/7/45. FLYING FLIT GUN.

Service

Units

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 340th Bomb Squadron

Places

  • Polebrook

    Military site : airfield
    Polebrook was laid down for RAF Bomber Command use in 1940-1941. Built by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd, it had short runways which were lengthened for USAAF heavy bomber use. The RAF used the base for operational trials - including of B-17 Flying...

Events

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2021 20:49:20 jmoore43 Changes to unit associations
Sources

Added an association to the 340th BS & 97th BG listed in the A/C #41-24412 description section.

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2021 20:42:32 jmoore43 Changes to production block number and manufacturer
Sources

Added Production block number and Manufacturer per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-5-bo-41-24390-41-...

Date Contributor Update
05 February 2021 20:38:43 jmoore43 Changes to nicknames
Sources

Added the A/C nickname listed in the A/C “Description” section.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:02 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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