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A B-17F Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30827) nicknamed "Round Trip Ticket III" of the 385th Bomb Group, after making an emergency landing at at North Weald, 28 June 1944. The inability to feather the No 4 engine resulted in one of the propellers damaging the aircraft.

Official caption on image: "ISAD - 28 June 44 (1733) - W.P.U. B-17F - 42-30827 - North Weald W.S."

Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Yellow Doris over door, Yellow 'Maybel' cockpit. Black Square G? Name on inner cowl, appears to be " a". Bombs yellow, name yellow. ? black on white.'

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30827) of the 385th Bomb Group at North Weald, 28 June 1944. Official caption on image: "ISAD - 28 June 44 (1733) - W.P.U. B-17F - 42-30827 - North Weald W.S." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Yellow Doris over door, Yellow 'Maybel' cockpit. Black Square G? Name on inner cowl, appears to be " a". Bombs yellow, name yellow. ? black on white.'

Connections

Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-30827 Roundtrip Ticket III

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 4/8/43; Gr Isle 13/8/43; Assigned 549BS/385BG [XA-O] Gt Ashfield 25/8/43; designated war weary and transferred 17th Airborne Div; Salvaged n/battle damaged 12/6/45. ROUND TRIP TICKET III.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 16:24:48 phil marchese Changes to caption
Sources

FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945, Marchese

Date Contributor Update
28 November 2019 16:18:59 Emily Changes to caption and unit associations
Sources

Freeman, Mighty Eighth War Manual, page 153

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:15 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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