42-30298 Ragin Red II

Ground personnel watch a B-17 Flying Fortress (FR-M, serial number 42-30298) nicknamed "Ragin' Red II" of the 379th Bomb Group start up in snow at Bassingbourn, January 1945. Image by William D "Bill" Pulliam, 91st Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Ragin' Red 379th FG B-17 F Bassingbourn 1/45. Stop a/c 66fw.'

Object Number - FRE 6240 - Ground personnel watch a B-17 Flying Fortress (FR-M, serial number 42-30298) nicknamed "Ragin' Red II" of the 379th Bomb Group start up in snow at...

Delivered Cheyenne 11/5/43; Gore 24/5/43; Smoky Hill 29/5/43; Dow Fd 3/6/43; Assigned 525BS/379BG [FR-M] Kimbolton 13/6/43 TENDER TIT TILLIE, then RAGIN' RED II; transferred 837BS/487BG [4F] Lavenham 15/7/44; 78th Fighter Wing 24/10/44; transferred 66th FW Duxford; taxi accident with Willard Behm 24/4/45; Salvaged 29/4/45.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 487th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 78th Fighter Group 84th Fighter Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 20650009 / O-675389
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Fighter pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12093092 / O-676540
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 524th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33368799
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 525th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36276991
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier / L,R Waist Gunner, Nose Gunner / Togglier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 06981775
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner

Places

Line up of P-47 Thunderbolts of the 82nd Fighter Squadron, 78th Fighter Group, at Duxford air base. September 1944. Printed caption on reverse of print: '55432 AC - War Birds Home To Rest - Republic P-47 Thunderbolts lined up on an 8th Air Force field in England after a daylight sweep over Germany. Crews have finished inspections and refueling.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: "Duckpond"
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Lavenham/Alpheton Airfield

Missions

Revisions

Date24 Jun 2021 18:38:17
ContributorAl_Skiff
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

Date22 Mar 2018 16:45:21
ContributorTennyBelle
Sources

8th AF mission database

Date22 Mar 2018 16:39:41
ContributorTennyBelle
Sources

8th AF mission database

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:28
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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