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

- 42-32025 'Dream Baby' [VP-P] 533BS, 381BG , 8AF.



  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force

    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 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...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-32025 Dreambaby

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 15/1/44; Gr Island 30/1/44; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-P] Ridgewell 25/2/44; 73+m; transferred 34BG Mendelsham, Sfk; was the first 8AF bomber to complete 100 missions with no ever abort, to Gelsenkirchen 11/1/44, with Bruce Mills, Co...


Date Contributor Update
17 April 2018 12:49:50 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Date Contributor Update
17 April 2018 12:47:26 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption