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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Denver 13/1/44; Lakeland 1/2/44; Morrison 9/2/44; Assigned 815BS/483BG Tortorella 30/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44, then 429BS; 41m two killed and 8 RTD when ship skidded on airfield PSP into railway embankment and broke up crashed on take off for Pardubice, Czecho. 24/8/44 and sal. 2nd PATCHES.



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...

  • 99th Bomb Group

    99th Bomb Group

    Constituted as 99th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Jun 1942. Trained with B-17's. Moved to North Africa, Feb-May 1943, and assigned to Twelfth AF. Entered combat in Mar 1943 and bombed such targets as airdromes, harbor...

  • 346th Bomb Squadron


  • Richard Evans

    Military | Colonel | Pilot, instructor in navigation and flight | 99th Bomb Group
    Richard Ernest Evans grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee. He started his flying career graduating from the Primary Flying School, Love Field, March 21, 1940, Class of 40-E. He continued his flight training, transferred to Flight #8 Advanced Training...

  • William Hunnewell

    Military | First Lieutenant | B-17 Pilot | 99th Bomb Group



Event Location Date
Delivered Denver, CO, USA 13 January 1944
Assigned Tortorella Aifield, Province of Foggia, Italy 31 March 1944


Crashed Tortorella Aifield, Province of Foggia, Italy 24 August 1944


Date Contributor Update
16 January 2019 08:06:47 Weary Willie Changes to nicknames

99th BGHS

Date Contributor Update
20 November 2016 02:06:27 466thHistorian Changes to production block number, manufacturer, nicknames, events, unit associations and place associations

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:49 AAM AAM ingest

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log