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"Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 381st Bomb Group, en route to bomb enemy installations in Europe, leave their trails in the sky."

- B-17F 42-29751 534BS, 381BG, 8AF.

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Command

  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    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

Aircraft

  • 42-29751 'Miss Abortion' aka 'Stuff'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/2/43; Assigned 96BG 19/4/43; Transferred 534BS/381BG [GD-D] Ridgewell 7/12/43 MISS ABORTION aka STUFF; 21m. On test flight #2 feathered entered circuit too slow, crash landed 1 mile E base 31/3/43 with Wayne Schomburg, Co-pilot:...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 19:49:28 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
Sources

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