42-29529 Nora 2

Object Number - UPL 40132 - "Lt. Personeus and crew of the 305th Bomb Group based in England, shown beside their Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, "Nora 2nd". 28 May 1943." Rear...

Delivered Cheyenne 31/12/42; Salina 10/1/43; Morrison 5/3/43; Brookley 8/3/43; Assigned 369BS/306BG Thurleigh 24/3/43; transferred 422BS/305BG [JJ-L] Chelveston 10/43; then to 545BS/384BG [JD-U] Grafton Underwood 6/11/43; returning from Bremen 13/12/43 aircraft lost two engines and crash landed base with George Poole, Co-pilot: Bob Butler, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Gus Mazzaccaro, Ball turret gunner: Herman Hoskins, rest unknown (10 Returned to Duty), Salvaged. NORA II.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 96th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 384th Bomb Group 545th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-751255
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14080266
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 422nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20736866 / T-00097
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Co-pilot
A bomber crew of the 322nd Bomb Group with their B-26 Marauder (serial number 41-31773) nicknamed "Flak Bait" celebrate their aircraft's 200th mission. Image via Peter Dole
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 305th Bomb Group Can Do 322nd Bomb Group 364th Bomb Squadron 449th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 11018980
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner

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Revisions

Date19 Feb 2021 17:31:15
Contributorjmoore43
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Added Production block number per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-55-bo-42-29467-4…

Date29 May 2020 20:50:56
ContributorkstrykerAK
Sources

Snetterton Falcons II: The 96th Bomb Group in World War II by Robert E Doherty & Geoffrey D Ward. Second Edition with Errata and Supplemental Information. Taylor Publishing. 1996. page 293

Date13 Jul 2017 17:29:06
ContributorJoCarter
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info updated

Date13 Jul 2017 17:28:47
ContributorJoCarter
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info updated

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:22
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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