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A bomber crew of the 379th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-29772, WA-R) nicknamed "Mojo"

Connections

Units

  • 379th Bomb Group

    379th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 379th Bomb Group (H) (heavy), based at Kimbolton, flew more sorties than any other Bomb Group in the Eighth Air Force and dropped a greater bomb tonnage than any other Group. The B-17 Flying Fortress Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit...

  • 524th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-29772

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/2/43; Sioux City 14/3/43; Kearney 9/4/43; Dow Fd 15/4/43; Assigned 524BS/379BG [WA-R] Kimbolton 2/5/43; AFSC 7/4/44; Returned to the USA Rome 1/9/44; Williams 20/3/45; La Junta 29/3/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 August 2018 10:57:15 Emily Changes to caption and aircraft associations
Sources

Changes to caption and associations based on information provided by cody1947

The aircraft was previously misidentified as 42-31028, which was a later model of B-17 and would have been fitted with cheek guns.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 10:14:40 Lucy May Changes to unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

Added association to unit and aircraft as given in caption.

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2016 03:33:07 cody1947 Created entry with caption
Sources

From
Aircraft, airmen and Nose Art of the 379th BG
https://sites.google.com/site/379thbgnoseart/

The aircraft record card and the 379th BG Anthology.

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