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Old 25th May 2007, 18:54
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Need help to identify B-17

Good night to all!
I need help of B-17 specialists to identify the Bomber Group, Bomber Squadron of a B-17 F
The codes I identify on a picture are M*KX and part of the serial number visible is 23051
I tried to find on the net anything about it but did not find
What I achieved is
M-ZY, B-17 F serial 42-30518 of 96BG, 413BS lost on 4 Jan 1944. But on the picture is clearly visible the KX-M and I did not find to which Bomber Group it was.
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Old 25th May 2007, 19:17
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

Adriano:
Sq. Code KX is 588th SQ. , 387th Bomb Group
B - 26 Group , 9th AAF
Mike
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Old 26th May 2007, 01:48
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

It's probably B-17F-DL s/n 42-3051, assigned to 366 BS/305 BG, with codes KY-M, according to Roger Freeman. How clearly does that "X" look in your photo - might it actually be a Y?
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Old 26th May 2007, 15:42
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

Fsbofk and Mike,
Thanks to both of you! Yes, I think that the B-17 is 42-3051. I searched on a German site that claims to have ALL identities of Fortresses and got no answer...Yes, the picture does not show the X properly. It was a "guessing" and certainly can be a Y. It is more probable that it flew with 8th AF than with 9th.
Thanks to both of you! I will try now to find out it is fate.
Yours very sincere and friendly
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Old 26th May 2007, 16:22
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

42-3051 Del Cheyenne 18/1/43; ass 366BS/305BG KY-M Morrison 5/3/43; Chelveston 31/5/43; tan 546BS/384BG BK-C Grafton Underwood 19/9/43; retUS Tinker 8/7/44: RFC Altus 22/8/45. HELL'S ANGELS
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Old 14th September 2008, 10:40
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Exclamation Re: Need help to identify B-17-Attack "raid on Huls"

Hello all,
I also have a photo on which the B-17F (KY*M) is to be seen during bomb action. It was the attack "Raid on huls" on 22.06.1943 which primary target was the "Rubber plant Hüls", where i work as a technician, today.

On the Page of the 384th Bomb Group is the 42-3051 descriped with the SC: BK*C. And the start date was the 19.09.1943 (3 months after the raid on huls!). So what's the about the time before the entry at the 384th Bomb Group ? Has anyone detail informations or a source in the web?

I require further information about this B-17 and generally about the attack, because I have from the 42-3051 (KY*M) no information before entry at the 384th Bomb Group . How about Crew, Misson datas,etc.?

Who can help me?

Thank you very much!
I hope, the "secret" of the 42-3051 can be solved...

with friendly regards
Michael
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Old 14th September 2008, 11:40
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

Good morning Check Six !

42-3051 was added to AAF inventory on 1st Jan. 1943 and arrived 18th March 1943 overseas.

The a/c gained 305th BG on 31st May 1943. From 27th July to 18th August 1943, the a/c was at teh Air force Service Command.

On 19th september 1943, 42-3051 was assigned to 384th BG.

It seems, that the a/c was during the Hüls raid on 22nd June 1943 assigned to 305th BG (KY*M).

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Old 14th September 2008, 18:23
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Good evening Horst,

many thanks for ur fast answer about the 42-3051!
I'll contact the 366th Bombardment Squadron
for more informations and hope, I'll get more detail informations about the aircraft and the "raid on Hüls" on 22nd June 1943.

If anyone of the forum know more about the mission "raid on hüls", please contact me.

Thank u very much!

Michael
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

Michael,

Perhaps you can find more about the air raid against Hüls thru the contacts of this website: http://www.historisches-centrum.de/index.php?id=415

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Old 15th September 2008, 19:28
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Re: Need help to identify B-17

Hello Leendert,

many thanks for this interesting link.
I'll check it out and will contact the museum, soon.

regards

Michael
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