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Nose art of B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-107054) nicknamed "Vat 69" of the 385th Bomb Group

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Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 549th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 42-107054 Vat 69

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Tulsa 8/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Grenier 14/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 24/4/44; no ops, transferred 549BS/385BG [XA- ] Gt Ashfield; Returned to the USA Bradley 26/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/6/45; Reconstruction...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
11 January 2019 14:05:57 Emily Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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Image courtesy of Malcom Sands

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