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The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Gremlin Gus II" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gremlin Gus II.'

B-17F-110-BO #42-30595 "Gremlin Gus II" Code: K
388th BG - 560th BS

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Gremlin Gus II" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gremlin Gus II.'

Connections

Units

  • 388th Bomb Group

    388th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 388th Bomb Group flew strategic bombing mission from Knettishall, Suffolk from June 1943 to the end of the war. During this time, though, detachments were sent to Fersfield, Norfolk to conduct Aphrodite missions. In these Aphrodite missions veteran...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30595 'Gremlin Gus II' "Olin's 69'ers"

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 26/6/43; Smoky Hill 13/7/43; Kearney 16/7/43; Dow Fd 19/7/43; Assigned 560BS/388BG Knettishall 20/7/43; (34m) transferred Aphrodite project as OLIN'S 69'ERS; when War Weary, fuselage cut down and vehicle windshield fitted before open...

Locations

  • Knettishall

    Military site : airfield
    Knettishall was built to Class A standard for an American Bomb Group that would be bringing up to forty heavy bombers with them in three or four Squadrons. The 388th Bomb Group, which stayed at Knettishall for their entire service in the ETO, flew B-17...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 December 2017 20:28:01 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
Sources

http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-30595&dat...

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:10 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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