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

Personnel of the 388th Bomb Group enjoy the shade under their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30595) nicknamed "Gremlin Gus II" in Africa. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Gremlin Gus II, Africa.'

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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...

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...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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