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    Default B-17G in England

    Guys when did the first B-17G arrived in England?

    My source says

    December 1, 1943
    The 708th, 709th, 710th and 711th Bombardment Squadrons (Heavy), 447th Bombardment Group (Heavy), arrive at Rattlesden, England from the US with B-17G's. They will fly their first mission on 24 Dec.

    Do you have any charts on quantities of B-17E,F and G in England, used by the 8th Air Force between 1942-1945?

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    No clue here, but, you could try contacting the 8th AF Museum in Pooler GA. (Great place btw).

    Click HERE.

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    Thank you Joe!

    I eventually found help at FB group that plays teh Target for Today solitaire game.

    "31033 delivered Cheyenne Sep 7, 1943, Scott Oct 11, 1943. Assigned to 401st BG, 613rd BS, "Pee-Tey-Kuh")
    Deenethorpe Oct 26, 1943 Station USAAF-128 Northamptonshire England
    Shot Down By Gunfire Jan 11, 1944 From German Focke-Wulf Fw 190A-7 and Crashed Near Duderstadt 15 Miles East
    of Gottingen Germany While on a Mission on The AGO Fw 190 Aircraft Factory at Oschersleben Germany."

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    That’s a great resource Jan, good find.

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