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Fort Worth Jail House Nose Art provided to me by Roger Werksman as it’s his artwork from his uncle who was in FWJH at the start in Smiths Crew when it was named. This is the B17 #44-8436 which my Dad went down in on May 5th 1945. Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-H] Podington 8/11/44, crash landed Sidow Hill, Wilts, UK with Reg Hammond 5/5/45 (1 survived); Salvaged 6/5/45.

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Units

  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    Group
    The 92nd Group sometime after arrivial in the UK converted to the role of in-theater combat crew indocrination and training. For this role, the Group traded its B-17F complement and obtained the B-17E, mostly from the 97th BG which was departing for...

  • 326th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 44-8436 Fort Worth Jail House

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    On May 5th 1945, just three days before the end of World War II, seven young men climbed into a B-17 from 326th Squadron and took off from RAF Podington. 1st Lt Reginald Hammond, 1st Lt Robert Sprout, 2nd Lt William J Dutton, T/Sgt Jacob Buikema, S/Sgt...

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Date Contributor Update
02 April 2019 19:14:48 RandySprout Created entry with caption
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Fort Worth Jail House Nose Art provided to me by Roger Werksman as it’s his artwork from his uncle who was in FWJH at the start in Smiths Crew when it was named. This is the B17 #44-8436 which my Dad went down in on May 5th 1945. Delivered Lincoln 16/9/44; Grenier 1/10/44; Assigned 326BS/92BG [JW-H] Podington 8/11/44, crash landed Sidow Hill, Wilts, UK with Reg Hammond 5/5/45 (1 survived); Salvaged 6/5/45.

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