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5th Bombardment Wing, 15th Airforce, CO BG Charles Lawrence & his personal "VIP" plane B-17G No. 42-106984 'Glittering Gal'

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  • 483rd Bomb Group

    483rd Bomb Group

    Group
    'As part of the 15th Air Force in WWII, the 483rd Bombardment Group (H) played a significant role in the eventual defeat of Germany's forces. Its four combat squadrons, the 815th, 816th, 817th and 840th flew a total of 5,623 sorties from 12 April 1944...

Aircraft

  • 42-106984 Glittering Gal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/1/44; MacDill 30/1/44; Assigned 816BS/483BG Sterparone 12/3/44; transferred 346BS/99BG Tortorella 31/3/44; 71m 5th BW HQ 8/10/44 as hack for Gen Charles Lawrence; Returned to the USA 902 BU Orlando 4/5/45; 64 BU Andrews 13/6/45;...

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Date Contributor Update
12 July 2017 06:15:31 jaharwar356 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and place associations
Sources

483rd BG Association archive at the Museum of Aviation, Warner Robins, GA

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