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

A 429th Bomb Squadron, 2nd Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-38078) nicknamed "Sweet Pea" on its way to Russia, on a shuttle mission. The aircraft would later be written off after crash landing at its home airbase on the 1 June 1945. Handwritten caption on reverse: '429BS, 2BG. 238078, 'Sweet Pea', c/l base 1/6/45.' Printed caption on reverse: '54407 - Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress on shuttle mission to Russia.' On reverse: Substandard Original Material and US Air Force 1361st Photographic Squadron AAVS (MAC) Photo [Stamps].



  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-38078 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 6/12/43; Savannah 23/12/43; Assigned 347BS/99BG 7/1/44; 14m transferred 429BS/2BG Amendola 28/3/44; severe battle damaged Debreczen 21/9/44 with Guy Miller, Co-pilot: Tom Rybovich, Navigator: Theo Davich, Bombardier: Bob Mullen, Flight...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:19 AAM AAM ingest

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