42-30721 Sweet and Lovely

A bomber crew of the 381st Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30721) nicknamed "Sweet and Lovely".

Object Number - FRE 6255 - A bomber crew of the 381st Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30721) nicknamed "Sweet and Lovely".

Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 20/9/43; 28m 8AF Fight Com, Debden (Radwinter) as radio relay aircraft 25/4/44; 610BS/398BG [3O- ] Nuthampstead 15/11/44; to 435 ASGp 3/6/45 then Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Altus 4/10/45. SWEET AND LOVELY.

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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
The insignia of the 398th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 534th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32489676
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Dallas, TX, USA 1943-07-19

Assigned

Alconbury, Huntingdon PE28, UK 1943-08-31 482nd BG

Assigned

Ridgewell, Halstead CO9, UK 1943-09-20 381st BG 533rd BS

Assigned

Debden, Saffron Walden CB11, UK 1944-04-25 8th AF Fighter Command Radio Relay Aircraft

Assigned

Nuthampstead, Royston SG8, UK 1944-11-15 398th BG 610th BS

Other

Sold for Scrap

Altus, OK, USA 1945-10-04

Revisions

Date21 Aug 2016 23:56:08
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date21 Aug 2016 23:54:36
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman

Date2 Oct 2014 13:41:40
ContributorChrisTennet
Sources

Removing mistaken association

Date2 Oct 2014 13:40:36
ContributorChrisTennet
Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:32
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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