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B-17F 42-3490 in Ethiopia 1948

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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...

People

  • Matthew Totter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    Had mechanical failure and landed in Sweden on 6/21/44 in B-17 #423490 INT

Aircraft

  • 42-3490

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 11/7/43; Grenier 18/8/43; Assigned 812BS/482BG [MI-F] 549BS/385BG [XA-] Alconbury 20/8/43 (H2-X); Missing in Action Berlin 21/6/44 with Matt Totter, Bill Lynch, Ernie Ven Der Heyden, Albt Strahle, Warren Rissmiller, Walter Lynch, Roy...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
10 May 2015 02:48:16 timothy_paul Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
Sources

This is 42-3490 after conversion to a Swedish airliner. Here it was running medical missions to Africa

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