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A bomber crew of the 303rd Bomb Group shake hands by the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24605) nicknamed "Knock-Out Dropper". Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Planet News.' [stamp]

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Units

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

Aircraft

  • 41-24605 Knock-out Dropper

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 359BS/303BG [BN-R] Bangor 22-Sep-42; Molesworth 22-Oct-42; First 8th Air Force aircraft to complete 50, then 75 missions- 27-Mar-44; with M/Sgt Buford Pafford as crew chief; 1 Base Air Depot, Burtonwood 5-Jun-44; Reconstruction Finance...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:47 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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