42-107062 Worry Bird/Miss Bea Haven

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-10706) nicknamed "Miss Bea Havin'" of the 388th Bomb Group flies over countryside. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'Miss Bea Havin 2107062 M, 562 BS.'

Object Number - FRE 6468 - A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-10706) nicknamed "Miss Bea Havin'" of the 388th Bomb Group flies over countryside. Image via Mark Brown,...

Delivered Denver 9/2/44; Rapid City 2/3/44; Dow Fd 3/4/44; Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 25/4/44; no ops, transferred 562BS/388BG Knettishall 29/4/44 WORRY BIRD; Returned to the USA Bradley 8/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 29/11/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 29/11/45. LITTLE JOE JR aka MISS BEA HAVEN.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Pilot
A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30207) nicknamed "Big Red.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bailey Crew.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-733513
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier/Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19066628
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-?
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Places

Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 1944-02-09

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1944-04-29 388 BG 562 BS

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

14000 Caen, France 1944-05-23

Other

Final 388th BG Combat Mission

86899 Landsberg am Lech, Germany 1945-04-21 Flew 90+ Combat Missions

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:15
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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