41-9019 Lil Skunk Face

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9019) nicknamed "Little Skunk Face" of the 92nd Bomb Group prepares for take off. Printed caption on reverse: 'New "Fortress" Makes History In The Air. Oct. 1942. The most striking development of the war in the air is undoubtedly the sensational success of the American "Boeing" Flying Fortresses in the daylight bombing of enemy-occupied territory. In the most recent operation 105 German craft were destroyed, probably destroyed or damaged, for the loss of four bombe

Object Number - FRE 3715 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-9019) nicknamed "Little Skunk Face" of the 92nd Bomb Group prepares for take off. Printed caption on...

Assigned 414BS/97BG 3/42 as LI'L SKUNKFACE; transferred 305BG Grafton Underwood 6/11/42; 381BG Ridgewell 11/6/43; 327BS/92BG Bovingdon [UX-V] 10/7/43 as target tug; 482BG Alconbury 27/8/43 for operations; with Gene Smith in landing accident at Deopham Green 6/12/44; Written off 21/8/45. LITTLE SKUNK FACE.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Air base
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 414th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-371840
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot, Squadron CO, Base CO, Wing CO, NASAF Ops Ofcr, 2nd AAF C-of-S

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Revisions

Date5 Jan 2022 21:56:08
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added associations to the 414th BS, 97th BG, 305th BG, 327th BS, 92nd BG & 482nd BG as listed in the A/C Description section.

Date13 Feb 2018 21:32:27
ContributorPete
Sources

452nd Bomb Group Assoc.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:06
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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