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B-17 Flying Fortress

Delivered Tulsa 10/11/42; West Palm Beach 11/12/42; Assigned 340BS/97BG Biskra 31/12/42; Chateau-du-Rhumel 8/2/43; Pont-du-Fahs 1/8/43; Depienne 15/8/43; transferred 346BS/99BG Oudna 14/11/43; Tortorella 11/12/43; 22m/99 483BG Tortorella 31/3/44; Sterparone 22/4/44; retUS Morrison 5/5/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Ontario, Cal 29/6/45. YE OLD BATTLE AXE.



  • 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. ...

  • 5th Bomb Wing

    5th Bomb Wing

    The 5th Air Division (5th AD) originated on 19 October 1940 at McChord Field, Washington. Its initial mission was air defense of the northwest United States with three bombardment groups (12th, 17th and 39th) flying early B-17 Flying Fortresses (B-17C...

  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

  • 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


  • Gordon Beese

    Military | Sergeant | B-17 Waist Gunner | 99th Bomb Group

  • William Hunnewell

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



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Date Contributor Update
16 January 2019 07:59:54 Weary Willie Changes to nicknames

99th BGHS

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 05:28:22 Weary Willie Changes to place associations

99th BGHS

Date Contributor Update
17 December 2018 05:26:42 Weary Willie Changes to unit associations

99th Bomb Group Historical Society

Date Contributor Update
27 September 2014 18:40:55 AAM AAM ingest

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