42-30250 Yank

Object Number - UPL 50068 - "Technical Sergeant Marvin N. Hudgens and Sergeant Donald E. Clapper of the 385th Bomb Group paint the nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed...

Delivered Cheyenne 3/5/43; Smoky Hill 14/5/43; Gt Falls 24/5/43; Kearney 30/5/43; Dow Fd 15/6/43; Peterson 18/6/43; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-F] Gt Ashfield 17/6/43; with Bob Smith force landed RAF Docking 30/10/43; with Lt Lacasse hit truck at Honington, Salvaged n/battle damaged by 1st SAD 30/1/44. YANK.

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The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
Captain Ivan Klohe of the 385th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30096) after a mission. Passed for publication 28 Sep 1943. Handwritten caption on reverse: '230096.' Printed caption on reverse: 'Youth Of The Flying Fortresses. USP/224I-21-14. Capt. Ivan Klohe, of San Fransisco is believed to be the youngest Fortress pilot and Squadron Leader in the European Theatre of War. He is just turned 20 and is here seen standing by his Fort on return from a mission.' Censor no: 285781. On
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 458th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron 754th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 19040535 / O-728886
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-2056863
  • Highest Rank: Colonel
  • Role/Job: Pilot

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Revisions

Date21 May 2021 21:54:32
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log
https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/b17/42-30250-yank/

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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