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Coming Home by Tim Fisher.


Coming Home by Tim Fisher.

The B-17 Flying Fortress 'Memphis Belle' returns from one of her 25 mission over France and Germany. Memphis Belle, a B-17F-10-BO, USAAF Serial No.41-24485, was supplied to the USAAF on July 15th 1942, and delivered to the 91st Bomb Group in September 1942 at Dow Field, Bangor, Maine. Memphis Belle deployed to Scotland at Prestwick on September 30th 1942 and went to RAF Kimbolton on October 1st, and then to her permanent base at Bassingbourn on October 14th.1942. Memphis Belle was the first United States Army Air Force heavy bomber to complete 25 combat missions with her crew intact. The aircraft and crew then returned to the United States to promote and sell war bonds. The Memphis Belle B-17 is undergoing extensive restoration at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio.
Item Code : DHM1283Coming Home by Tim Fisher. - This Edition
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The 25 missions of Memphis Belle
November 7, 1942 - Brest, France
November 9, 1942 - St Nazaire, France
November 17, 1942 - St. Nazaire, France
December 6, 1942 - Lille, France
December 20, 1942 - Romilly-sur-Seine
December 30, 1942 - Lorient (Piloted by Lt. James A. Verinis)
January 3, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
January 13, 1943 - Lille, France
January 23, 1943 - Lorient, France
February 14, 1943 - Hamm, Germany
February 16, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
February 27, 1943 - Brest, France
March 6, 1943 - Lorient, France
March 12, 1943 - Rouen, France
March 13, 1943 - Abbeville, France
March 22, 1943 - Wilhemshaven, Germany
March 28, 1943 - Rouen, France
March 31, 1943 - Rotterdam, Holland
April 16, 1943 - Lorient, France
April 17, 1943 - Bremen, Germany
May 1, 1943 - St. Nazaire, France
May 13, 1943 - Meaulte, France (Piloted by Lt. C.L. Anderson)
May 14, 1943 - Kiel, Germany (Piloted by Lt. John H. Miller)
May 15, 1943 - Wilhelmshaven, Germany
May 17, 1943 - Lorient, France
May 19, 1943 - Kiel (flown by Lt. Anderson)

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 Nine O Nine awaits her next mission over occupied Europe. Part of the 91st Bomb Group, 323rd Squadron, this B-17 went on to complete a record mission tally of 140 without an abort or loss of a single crew member. She started operations in February 1944. By April 1945 Nine O Nine had flown an extraordinary 1,129 hours. This aircraft and crew represented just one of many who fought in war-torn skies for the freedom we now enjoy.

Nine O Nine by Philip West. (Y)
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 This aircraft is credited with flying 126 missions without an abort for the 447th Bomb Group and was one of only three original aircraft to survive the war and return to the US.  To the left can be seen the famous A Bit O Lace.  All these aircraft were based at Rattlesden.  The scene is early 1945, the aircraft flying out to bomb rail marshalling yards.

Scheherazade by Tim Fisher.
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 The B-17 Flying Fortress, was one of the most acclaimed aircraft of WW II. It is also one of those uniquely popular warbirds which has attracted more than its fair share of romance and nostalgia over the years. Nearly 13,000 of these aircraft were produced. The origins of the B-17 dates to 1934 when the Boeing company was authorized to build a prototype of a long-range, metal, monoplane, medium bomber which was designated Model 299. During the first public exposure of the prototype a reporter from the Seattle Daily Times coined the term flying fortress in his description of the new sleek, heavily armed aircraft. Boeings public relations department liked this reference, and shortly thereafter the aircraft became known as the Flying Fortress. Boeing received an initial order for 13 aircraft, designated the YB-17, and these aircraft were delivered in 1937. Later that year Boeing obtained orders for several enhanced models, which were designated B-17Bs. These aircraft had supercharged engines permitting higher ceilings, redesigned nose sections, hydraulic brakes, and larger rudders. With the outbreak of WWII the first Flying Fortresses were used by the RAF. Early experience by the RAF underscored the need for increased defensive firepower. Boeing responded by redesigning the entire rear fuselage on the aircraft, and incorporating a rear gun and a remotely controlled under belly turret gun. The resulting B-17E was only slightly slower than its predecessor at 317 MPH, and in mid-1942 the USAAF began moving B-17 units to the United Kingdom.  These were primarily B-17Fs. Flying Fortresses had the ability to take a lot of punishment. The aircrafts flying characteristics were excellent, and it was not unusual for  B-17s to return to base with large sections of wing surface or tail fin missing. The first B-17G  models began to see action late in 1943, and were, along with the B-24 Liberators, carried the brunt of the USAAF daylight bombing campaign against targets of strategic significance. Such missions were exceedingly dangerous until only very late in the War. Luftwaffe pilots learned to attack B-17s head-on from the 12 oclock position, as this was the most vulnerable area to attack, and one in which crew injury was the most likely. Aviation artist Stan Stokes, in his painting entitled Rubys Fortress, shows a B-17G of the 8th Air Forces 385th Bomber Group over Germany in 1945. The aircraft in the foreground was named for Cpl. Ruby Newell of Long Beach, California. Ms. Newell was voted the most attractive WAC in England in 1944. The nose art painted by Cpl. Ploss was a fitting tribute, and such nose art was a great morale booster for bomber crews and ground support staff. Many B-17s were named after women, appropriate considering the fact that during wartime the majority of the people which built these planes were women.

Ruby's Fortress by Stan Stokes. (GS)
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A Bombadier from a B17 Flying Fortress. A tribute to all Bombadier from all Bomber Aircraft.

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Flying FortressIn the mid-1930s engineers at Boeing suggested the possibility of designing a modern long-range monoplane bomber to the U.S. Army Air Corps. In 1934 the USAAC issued Circular 35-26 that outlined specifications for a new bomber that was to have a minimum payload of 2000 pounds, a cruising speed in excess of 200-MPH, and a range of at least 2000 miles. Boeing produced a prototype at its own expense, the model 299, which first flew in July of 1935. The 299 was a long-range bomber based largely on the Model 247 airliner. The Model 299 had several advanced features including an all-metal wing, an enclosed cockpit, retractable landing gear, a fully enclosed bomb bay with electrically operated doors, and cowled engines. With gun blisters glistening everywhere, a newsman covering the unveiling coined the term Flying Fortress to describe the new aircraft. After a few initial test flights the 299 flew off to Wright Field setting a speed record with an average speed of 232-mph. At Wright Field the 299 bettered its competition in almost all respects. However, an unfortunate crash of the prototype in October of 1935 resulted in the Army awarding its primary production contract to Douglas Aircraft for its DB-1 (B-18.) The Army did order 13 test models of the 299 in January 1936, and designated the new plane the Y1B-17. Early work on the B-17 was plagued by many difficulties, including the crash of the first Y1B-17 on its third flight, and nearly bankrupted the Company. Minor quantities of the B-17B, B-17C, and B-17D variants were built, and about 100 of these aircraft were in service at the time Pearl Harbor was attacked. In fact a number of unarmed B-17s flew into the War at the time of the Japanese attack. The German Blitzkrieg in Europe resulted in accelerated aircraft production in America. The B-17E was the first truly heavily armed variant and made its initial flight in September of 1941. B-17Es cost $298,000 each and more than 500 were delivered. The B-17F and B-17G were the truly mass-produced wartime versions of the Flying Fortress. More than 3,400 B-17Fs and more than 8,600 B-17Gs would be produced. The American daylight strategic bombing campaign against Germany was a major factor in the Allies winning the War in Europe. This campaign was largely flown by B-17 Flying Fortresses (12,677 built) and B-24 Liberators (18,188 built.) The B-17 bases were closer to London than those of the B-24, so B-17s received a disproportionate share of wartime publicity. The first mission in Europe with the B-17 was an Eighth Air Force flight of 12 B-17Es on August 12, 1942. Thousands more missions, with as many as 1000 aircraft on a single mission would follow over the next 2 ½ years, virtually decimating all German war making facilities and plants. The B-17 could take a lot of damage and keep on flying, and it was loved by the crews for bringing them home despite extensive battle damage. Following WW II, B-17s would see some action in Korea, and in the 1948 Israel War. There are only 14 flyable B-17s in operation today and a total of 43 complete airframes

Battle of Britain History Timeline : 25th October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25October1940 Tom Neil of No.249 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25October1940Czech Battle of Britain pilot, P/O V. Goth of 310 and 501 Squadrons, was Killed.
25October1940Gefreiter Helmut Ziehm of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Gefreiter Leo Masterer of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Hauptmann Walter Adolph of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Hauptmann Walter Oesau of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Hauptmann Wolfgang Lippert of JG 27 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Gerhard Senoner of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Gustav Sprick of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Leutnant Heinrich Tornow of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Heinrich Tornow of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Herbert Huppertz of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Leutnant Karl Borris of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Luftwaffe lost fourteen ME109 with a further 12 ME109 claimed
25October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Major Werner Mölders of JG 51 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940No 229 Squadron moved from Northolt to Heath Row.
25October1940No 232 Squadron (consisting of 1 Flight) is now operational
25October1940No 29 Squadron moved from Digby to Wittering (1 Flight) and Ternhill (1 Flight
25October1940No 422 Squadron is at Tangmere
25October1940No 56 Squadron moved from Exeter to Boscombe Down
25October1940No 600 Squadron moved from Redhill to Acklington (1 Flight) and Catterick (1 Flight
25October1940No 601 Squadron moved from Warmwell to Exeter
25October1940No 607 Squadron moved from Montrose to Turnhouse
25October1940No 611 Squadron is at Ternhill
25October1940No 804 Squadron moved from Hatton to Skeabrae
25October1940No 87 Squadron moved from Colerne to Exeter (1 Flight) and Bibury (1 Flight).
25October1940Number of aircraft available to the Royal Air Force for service on this day was 703 with 413 Hurricanes, 232 Spitfires, 38 Blenheims, amd 12 Defiants and 8 Gladiators
25October1940Oberfeldwebel Karl Hier of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Eduard Schröder of JG 53 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Hans-Jürgen Westphal of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Joachim Müncheberg of JG 26 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Karl-Heinz Schnell of JG 51 shot down a Hurricane
25October1940Oberleutnant Roloff von Aspern of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Oberleutnant Werner Pichon Kalau vom Hofe of JG 54 shot down a Spitfire
25October1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, F/Lt F. Jastrzebski of 302 Squadron, was Killed.
25October1940Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O S. Piatkowski of 79 Squadron, was Killed.
25October1940Royal Air Force lsot 10 fighters with 3 pilots killed
25October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
25October1940Wing Commander Ken Mackenzie of No.501 Sqn RAF shot down a Me109
Battle of Britain Timeline of Related Info : 25th October
DAYMONTHYEARDETAILS
25October1941Former British Battle of Britain pilot, Sgt. T. A. Maslen of 235 Squadron, was Killed.
25October1942Former Polish Battle of Britain pilot, P/O F. Czajkowski of 151 Squadron, Died.

 

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