42-31767 Our Gal Sal

A B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Our Gal Sal" of the 100th Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 4105 - A B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Our Gal Sal" of the 100th Bomb Group sitting in the sun at Kingman Arizona in 1947 waiting for the smelter to do...

Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner (N.Ire) 16/1/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-E] Thorpe Abbotts 17/1/44; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA 5/45; 121 BU Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 3/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 8/11/45. OUR GAL SAL.

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Units served with

Official emblem of the 100th Bomb Group, approved 30 March 1944 and replaced 1957
  • 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: 351st Bomb Squadron 418th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 100th Bomb Group 490th Bomb Group Headquarters Squadron (490th Bomb Group) 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39176352
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Airplane Maintenance Technician
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 351st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner

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Missions

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 1843-12-12

Assigned

Thorpe Abbotts, Diss, Norfolk IP21, UK 1944-01-17 100th BG

Revisions

Date2 Jun 2015 02:33:00
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

Chris Brassfield

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:40
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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