News Just in! A unique 8th Airforce 70th Anniversary Tribute Flypast will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 27th May over a selec­tion of USAAF bomber and fighter bases in East Anglia.

Sally B Flypast Plan - May 27th 2013

The flight plan for the Sally B Flypast which will cover a number of East Anglian bases.

Elly Sallingboe corres­poneded recently with our Chairman:

The Flypast is dedic­ated in keeping the memory of the 95BG alive and to show appre­ci­ation to Norman Feltwell who is unwell in hospital for all his hard work & dedic­a­tion for many years with the Sally B & the B17 Preservation Ltd. and the 95th Bomb Group Heritage Association”

The flypast consisting of a B-17 Flying Fortress, ‘Sally B’ with four fighters from the Eagle Squadron, a historic four-ship comprising a Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire, P-47 Thunderbolt and P-51 Mustang.

Over Bassingbourn and Madingley, Sally B will fly in form­a­tion with the fighters, else­where she will be trailing a few minutes behind them.

Below is the timings list kindly passed to us by Elly Sallingboe, B-17 Operator with the Sally B team. The list covers a huge area, and it looks like if you’re anywhere within Norfolk/Suffolk that day, you’ll at least be able to hear, if not see Sally B and her ‘little friends’!

Approximate timings for B-17, ‘Sally B’
Duxford Take Off 1148 Fighters take off after Sally B
Bassingbourn 1156 With fighters in form­a­tion
Madingley arrival 1200 With fighters in form­a­tion
Madingley depar­ture 1204 With fighters in form­a­tion
Mildenhall 1212 Trailing fighters
Bodney 1221 Trailing fighters
Snetterton Heath 1226 Trailing fighters
Knettishall 1228 Trailing fighters
Horham 1233 Trailing fighters
Thorpe Abbots 1235 Trailing fighters
Halesworth 1240 Trailing fighters
Leiston 1246 Trailing fighters
Duxford Landing 1306 Flypast before landing, fighters return 1331

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