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B-17 Flying Fortress

Assigned 364BS/305BG [JJ-R/A] Bangor 10/9/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; transferred 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 4/5/44; Returned to the USA La Junta 14/6/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Searcey Fd, 31/7/45. SNAFU then renamed WE THE PEOPLE.



  • James Hofstetter

    Military | Staff Sergeant (3rd Grade) | Intelligence Specialist | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    My father, James W Hofstetter was from Nashville, Tennessee. He was drafted, entered active service in the USAAF on January 29, 1942 at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia and assigned to Headquarters Co. of the 305 Bombardment Co., 8th USAAF in Chelveston,...

  • Stanley Tucker

    Military | Master Sergeant | Radioman | 305th Bomb Group Can Do
    Shot down over Les Andelys, France 4 April 1943 in B-17 #425146 (Chuck Wagon). Prisoner of War (POW) in Stalag VII-A for approximately 6 months, then transferred to Stalag B17, where he spent 18 months until he was liberated . POW


  • Grafton Underwood

    Military site : airfield
    Grafton Underwood was built in 1941 by George Wimpey and Co. Ltd. It was the first airfield in England to receive an Eighth Air Force flying unit, when in May 1942 personnel of the 15th Bomb Squadron took up residence. As a satellite airfield for...


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Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:03 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log