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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Middleton AD 9/7/42; Bolling 28/7/42; Westover 3/10/42; Assigned 15PRS/3PRG Membury, Wilt. 7/9/42; Steeple Morden, UK 27/12/42; transferred 12AF La Senia, Alg. 6/12/42; Algiers 25/12/42; Le Kroub, Alg. 5/6/43; La Marsa, Tun. 28/6/43; Returned to the USA Homestead 14/7/43; Tinker 6/8/43; Ret Bari 28/12/43; Ret US; Civil Reg N60475; to Bolivia CB-79, CP-579; crashed 29/12/58 and destroyed.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 3rd Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    3rd Photographic Reconnaissance Group

    The 3rd Photographic Group were stationed only briefly in Britain and flew no missions from either Membury or Steeple Morden. They were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and undertook photographic reconnaissance in support of operations in the...


  • Membury

    Military site : airfield
    Planned as an RAF operational training base, Membury was built during 1942, and then upgraded in 1943 after allocation to the USAAF as a reconnaissance or transport base, with maintenance and repair depot facilities. It had eventually three concrete...

  • Mount Farm

    Military site : airfield
    Originally a grass airfield satellite for the RAF Photographic Reconnaissance Unit at nearby RAF Benson, Mount Farm was built in 1940-1941. It had three concrete runways, 49 dispersals (24 concrete pan type plus 25 PSP squares), and eight blister...

  • Steeple Morden

    Military site : airfield
    Originally used from 1940 as a small, grass airfield, satellite for nearby RAF Bassingbourn, Steeple Morden was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in August 1942 as a potential bomber base. It was used briefly by the 3rd Photographic Group during the...


Event Location Date
Manufactured Seattle, WA, USA 1942

Built at Boeing.

Delivered Middleton Field (GZH), Evergreen, AL 36401, USA 9 July 1942

Delivered Middleton AD 9-Jul-42.

Assigned Membury, Axminster EX13 7AF, UK 7 September 1942

Assigned 15PRS, 3PRG 7-Sep-42.

Assigned SENIA, Tiaret, Algeria 6 December 1942

Transferred 12AF La Senia, Alg. 6-Dec-42.

Returned Zone Interior 360 Coral Sea Blvd, Homestead Afb, FL 33039, USA 14 July 1943

Returned to the USA Homestead 14-Jul-43.

Crashed Bolivia 29 December 1958

Crashed 29-Dec-58.


Date Contributor Update
29 September 2017 09:16:20 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations

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

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