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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Cheyenne 3/2/43; Salina 17/2/43; Rapid City 20/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 28/3/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-F] 29/3/43; 4m transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-A1 then M] Bassingbourn 13/6/43; +24m AFSC 5/4/44; Returned to the USA Lockbourn 4/8/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4/9/45. RAMBLIN' WRECK.

Service

Units

  • 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. ...

  • VIII Air Force Service Command
  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 335th Bomb Squadron
  • 336th Bomb Squadron
  • 401st Bomb Squadron

People

  • Jack Bowen

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ball Turret and Right Waist Gunner | 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars
    ...

Places

  • Bassingbourn

    Military site : airfield
    Now home to a museum all about the aifield and its USAAF residents (http://www.towermuseumbassingbourn.co.uk/) , Bassingbourn opened in 1938 as part of the RAF's pre-war expansion programme. The RAF continued to use it until late in 1942 when its long...

Events

Event Location Date
Returned Stateside Lockbourne, OH 43137, USA 4 August 1945

Returned to the USA Lockbourn 4/8/45. 24+ mission veteran.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 July 2021 22:03:00 acbernstein1 Changes to nicknames
Sources

https://b17flyingfortress.de

Date Contributor Update
14 December 2015 14:11:29 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry Correction.

Date Contributor Update
08 December 2015 11:35:32 Al_Skiff Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, markings, description, events, unit associations and place associations
Sources

AAM DB Entry.

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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