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Bob Gibbs, a crewman of the 774th Bomb Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group with the tail art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (42-97719) nicknamed "Goddess". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gibbs, 463rd. 297719. 'Goddess' 774BS/463BG.'

B-17G-25-VE #42-97719 "Goddess"
463rd BG - 774th BS

IWM catalogue record

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

Bob Gibbs, a crewman of the 774th Bomb Squadron, 463rd Bomb Group with the tail art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (42-97719) nicknamed "Goddess". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gibbs, 463rd. 297719. 'Goddess' 774BS/463BG.'

Connections

Units

  • 463rd Bomb Group

    463rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 463rd BG entered combat on March 30, 1944. The target was the airdrome at Imoski, Yugoslavia. Thirty-nine planes dropped 117 tons of bombs from 20,000 feet. Although slight flak was encountered, all planes returned safely. The group flew a...

  • 774th Bomb Squadron

    774th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Established in mid-1943 as a B-17 Flying Fortress heavy bombardment squadron; assigned to Second Air Force for training. Attached in late 1943 and early 1944 to Air University Army Air Force School of Applied Tactics. Deployed to Mediterranean Theater...

Aircraft

  • 42-97719 Goddess

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/2/44; 1SAG Langley 1/4/44; Morrison 7/5/44; Assigned (PFF) 49BS/2BG Amendola 8/5/44; transferred 774BS/463BG Celone; battle damaged Valence, Fr 15/8/44 with Seymour Florsheim; two engines shot out, another damaged, equipment...

Locations

  • Celone

    Military site : airfield

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
14 November 2016 01:59:17 466thHistorian Changes to caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

http://www.joebaugher.com/usaf_bombers/b17_16.html

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:18 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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