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B-17 Flying Fortresses,(VP-V, serial number 43-37791) and (VP-X, serial number 44-83512) nicknamed "Princess Pat" of the 381st Bomb Group fly in formation during a practice mission. Written on slide casing: '381 BG Princess Pat.'



  • 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...


  • 43-37791

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 21/5/44; Kearney 29/5/44; Grenier 18/6/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-V] Ridgewell 28/6/44; battle damaged Cologne 18/12/44 with Pearce; force landed continent; Salvaged 5/1/45.

  • 44-83512

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 22/3/45; Patterson 14/5/45; 53 RCN Sq McChord 10/1/46; 53 RCN Sq Buckley 11/3/46; 503 BU Grave Pt 31/3/46; 53 RCN Sq McChord 11/4/46; 62 BU McChord 30/5/46; 53 RCN Morrison 29/8/46; re-ass 31/3/47; 53 RV Morrison 2/6/47; 67 BU Robins 9...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:18 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection