"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.
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...
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:...