History of the
B-17 #44-6976 / Flak Dodger

Delivered Hunter 5/1/45; Dow Fd 18/1/45; Assigned 407BS/92BG [PY-T] Podington 1/2/45; in base taxi accident with Bob Wilkinson 22/5/45; to Istres Fd, France 5/6/45, ret 27/6/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 31/5/46. FLAK DODGER.

Details 44-6976 / Flak Dodger

Maybe photos does not show the B-17 #44-6976 Flak Dodger. But no other B-17 with the name Flak Dodger of the 92nd Bomb Group are known. For more information, see the comments below.

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  1. von C Ludders am 15. October 2018 12:49 Uhr

    If the photo of Crew 113 (Dexter’s) shown above was taken 23 June 1944 at Podington, the date it arrived in Podington cannot have been 1/2/45? Maybe a different Flak Dodger; there were a few I believe, or a typo which should read 1/2/44?


    • von b17flyingfortress.de am 15. October 2018 12:56 Uhr

      Thank you! You are right. Maybe this “Flak Dodger” is not #44-6976. Podington 1/2/45 should be correct, because other B-17s in same production-block arrived UK early 1945. But no other B-17 of the 92nd Bomb Group was called “Flak Dodger”. That’s a mistery.


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