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The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Gremlin Gus II' at an airbase in England, 12 August 1943. 388th Bomb Group. - 42-30595 "Gremlin Gus II" (388th BG 560th BS -K-, 54 missions, transferred to Aphrodite program, aka "Olin's 69'ers", with open cockpit).

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A45944-61559AC

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 560th Bomb Squadron

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...

Locations

  • Fersfield

    Military site : airfield
    Originally named Winfarthing when the site was allocated to the Eighth Air Force in 1942, it was renamed Fersfield when built for the Eighth Air Force 1943-44. USAAF and US Navy projects 'Aphrodite' 'Batty' and 'Anvil' (attempts to develop and use...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 January 2016 12:01:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, place associations and aircraft associations
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