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S/Sgt. Howard Van Hoozer of Girard, Kansas, runs patch throgh barrel of 50 cal. machine gun." reads the AAF copy. Van Hoozer was a member of the McCrory crew, 532nd BS

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

A waist gunner of the 381st Bomb Group cleans the machine gun on his B-17 Flying Fortess (VP-I).



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...



  • 42-30721 Sweet and Lovely

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 20/9/43; 28m 8AF Fight Com, Debden (Radwinter) as radio relay aircraft 25/4/44; 610BS/398BG [3O- ] Nuthampstead 15/11/44; to 435 ASGp...


Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 13:43:34 ChrisTennet Changes to person associations

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 13:43:16 ChrisTennet Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
30 September 2014 22:26:44 ChrisTennet Changes to aircraft associations

42-30721 "Sweet and Lovely" 381st Bomb Group aircraft list

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:16 AAM AAM ingest

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