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A B-17F Flying Fortress (XM-H, serial number 42-3109), nicknamed "Stud Duck", of the 332nd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "1572-MRU. 12-6-43. Nuthampstead. B-17F 42-3109." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Seems possible 'H' changed. Bar across XM code. Name appears to be Stud Duck. 94th BG.'

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17F Flying Fortress (XM-H, serial number 42-3109), nicknamed "Stuffed Duck", of the 332nd Bomb Squadron, 94th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "1572-MRU. 12-6-43. Nuthampstead. B-17F 42-3109." Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Seems possible 'H' changed. Bar across XM code. Name appears to be Stuffed Duck. 94th BG.'

Connections

Units

  • 94th Bomb Group

    94th Bomb Group

    Group
    Activated 15 June 1942 at MacDill Field, Florida. Initial organization and training at Pendleton Field, Oregon on 29 June 1942. Primary flight training at Davis-Monthan Field in Arizona from 28 Aug. 42 to 31 Oct. 42; then at Biggs Field, El Paso, Texas...

  • 332nd Bomb Squadron

    332nd Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Part of 94th Bomb Group.

Aircraft

  • 42-3109 Stud Duck

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/2/43; Dow Fd 2/6/43; Assigned 92BG Podington 17/10/43; transferred 332BS/94BG [XM-E] Rougham /43; landing accident at Bovingdon due to structural failure with Chas Cliburn 17/8/43; landing accident at Rougham with Ken Steele 29/9...

Locations

  • Nuthampstead

    Military site : airfield
    Built during 1942-43, Nuthampstead was the nearest Eighth Air Force heavy bomber base to London. It had three concrete runways, 50 loop hardstandings and two dispersed T2 hangars. It was first occupied from September 1943 to April 1944 by the 55th...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
13 December 2017 18:50:06 supertruck19 Changes to caption
Sources

This plane was the Stud Duck, not the Stuffed Duck. My Dad, Henry Wallace, was the co-pilot on several of its missions. Posted by Bill Wallace

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:41:55 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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