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Airmen of the 385th Bomb Group pose with donkeys under the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress at Telerghma airfield.
Official caption on image: "A-141." Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943.
Printed caption on reverse: '#53: Aircrew with "Moe"'.
On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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Airmen of the 385th Bomb Group with donkeys under the wing of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Official caption on image: "A-141." Passed for publication 6 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: '#53: Aircrew with "Moe"'. On reverse: US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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  • 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...

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  • Lady Moe Donkey

    Military | Mascot
    Lady Moe, a Tunisian donkey, was the mascot of the 96th Bombardment Group. ...

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Revisions

Date Contributor Update
05 January 2018 16:54:42 Lucy May Changes to caption
Sources

http://www.385thbga.com/records/index-mission-number-to-date-and-target-...

Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 09:59:57 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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