"Europe - Smoke markers have been photographed from almost every angle and their fantastic plumes often add a glamorous touch to bombing pictures. This photo, of an 8th AF Boeing B-17, is first good one showing markers just leaving an airplane."
- PFF B-17G 44-8228 'The Alamo' (LD-B) 418BS, 100BG, 8AF aircraft.
"The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Dallas 24/7/44; Langley 17/8/44; Dow Fd 16/9/44; Assigned PFF 418BS/100BG [LD-B] Thorpe Abbotts 18/9/44; transferred 535BS/381BG [MS-L] Ridgewell 3/10/44; 7+m 306BG Thurleigh 5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 10/5/46. THE ALAMO.