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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered MAD 9/7/42; with Franklin Gillespie, at Duncan Fd, TX 25/7/42; with E.L. Chrisman force landed Lowry, CO 39/7/42; Bangor 3/8/42; Colorado Springs 29/8/42; Assigned 15PRS/3PRG Membury, UK. 7/9/42; Steeple Morden, UK. 27/10/42; transferred 12AF Tafaraoui 18/11/42; Algiers 25/12/42; Le Kroub, Alg. 5/6/43; La Marsa 28/6/43; Grottaglie 4/10/43; Bari 28/12/43; Returned to the USA Robins 3/8/44; Recl Comp 28/11/45.



  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bari

    Military site : airfield


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Date Contributor Update
17 September 2017 06:24:22 Libfan Changes to production block number, manufacturer and nicknames

Joseph Baugher's AAF serial list

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

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log