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"Approaching the target, the bomb-bay doors are opened electrically. The bombardier is over his sight. He and the pilot are guiding the big plane on the "bomb run." This is the crucial point of a bombing mission. This plane, the Boeing B-17 Flying 'Bomb Boogie' is attached to the 91st BG Europe."

B-17F 42-5763 LL-F 'Bomb Boogie' 401BS, 91BG, 8AF.



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    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Long Beach 29/12/42; Salina 7/1/43; Homestead 14/2/43; Assigned 401BS/91BG [LL-F] Bassingbourn 9/3/43; Missing in Action 17m Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Elwood Arp, Co-pilot: Howie Sherman, Bombardier: Chauncey Harold Hicks returned via Spain, Ball...


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15 April 2018 19:20:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations