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"Two Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" part of the 381st Bomb Group formation, roar toward their objective - an enemy installation somewhere in Europe." - Taken from 42-37754 GD-I "Who Dat - Dingbat" (381st BG 534th BS)



  • 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...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron
  • 8th Air Force


  • 42-37754 Who Dat - The Dingbat!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/8/43; Assigned 534BS/381 BG [GD-K] Ridgewell 20/9/43; on 9th mission Rheims 28/3/44 with Dan Henry, Co-pilot: Bob Chrisler, Navigator: Fred Beardsworth, Bombardier: Rudi Jaciak, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Sebastian Quaresma,...


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29 December 2017 11:17:02 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations