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Seymour Angel nose art as descriped at the Vega/Douglas YB-40 entry is in fact a late block B-17F-BO (90-130). As such it should be disassociated from the YB-40. It may still be a 92nd BG a/c. That requires research.



  • 92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    92nd Bomb Group Fame's Favoured Few

    The 92nd Group's 327th Bomb Squadron was the only Eighth Air Force squadron to fly YB-40s in combat. YB-40s were B-17s modified to fly as a heavily armed escort for other bombers. They were flown on missions between May and June 1943. Between May 1943...


  • 42-5734 'Seymour Angel', 'The Red Balloon', 'Old Ironsides'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    (YB-40) Delivered Tulsa 29/10/42; Biggs 15/3/43; Presque Is 6/5/43; Assigned 327BS/92BG [UX-D] Alconbury SEYMOUR ANGEL 14/5/43; transferred 323BS/91BG [OR-R] Bassingbourn RED BALLOON 16/7/43; Returned to the USA Eglin 4/9/44; Yuma 4/5/45;...


Date Contributor Update
09 April 2019 13:50:20 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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Flying Fortress 1936 1945