History of the
B-17 #41-9100 / Birmingham Blitzkrieg

Assigned: 414BS/97BG Polebrook 11/4/42 BIRMINGHAM BLITZKREIG; on first 8AF mission 17/8/42; Transferred: 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; CCRC 1/43; 525BS/379BG Kimbolton, UK as formation aircraft, complete with bright paint scheme; RAF Clunto, NI. 8/2/44; Salvaged. 18/6/45.

Details 41-9100 / Birmingham Blitzkrieg

Part of strike force on VIII Bomber Command Mission #1 on 17 August 1942.

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  1. von Richard Lewis am 03. December 2017 15:49 Uhr

    Out of the 500+ Airmen I have spoken to none remembered a red and white Aircraft at Kimbolton and only one said he remembered her but said it was like a Green and White Barber’s Pole. Only two said they remember it being used to form up on during formation practice. No one remembered it as an assembly ship. Most of the Vets said they assembled on a Lead Ship using flares and light signals from the Lead Ship’s Tail Gun position. Also I have spoken to children from that area during the war and they all remembered her being OD Green and White

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    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 03. December 2017 15:53 Uhr

      Thank you Richard!

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