42-31983 Mary Alice

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Mary Alice" of the 401st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '401. Unknown. C2. ' media-414269.jpg FRE 8092 The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Mary Alice" of the 401st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '401. Unknown. C2. ' Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 8092 - The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Mary Alice" of the 401st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '401. Unknown. C2. '

Delivered Cheyenne 13/1/44; Kearney 28/1/44; Presque Is 18/2/44; Grenier 2/3/44; Assigned 615BS/401BG [IY-G] Deenethorpe 7/3/44; detailed Munich 13/7/44 with L.H. Haskett, Tail gunner: Ed Page (Killed in Action); Returned to the USA 121 BU Bradley 6/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 9/6/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/11/45. MARY ALICE.



A replica of this aircraft is on display at the Duxford War Museum, UK.

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Units served with

A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer/Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: waist gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16007471
  • Highest Rank: Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer / Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 613th Bomb Squadron 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16159962
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator / Engineer

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  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53403
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 250, 16 Apr 1945, Regensburg, Germany
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53483
  • Description: 301st Bomb Group, Mission No. 247, 11 Apr 1945, Freiham, Germany. Briefing took place at 0500 hours, with Assembly ordered over Buncher Y in France at...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53486
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 245, 9 Apr 1945, Furstenfeldbruck, Germany. Briefing took place at the relatively civilized hour of 0500. However SNAFU...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53492
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 243, 7 Apr 1945, Luneburg, Germany. Briefing was again held at an early hour--0230 hours. Pilots were briefed for a...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53512
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 242, 5 Apr 1945, Ingolstadt, Germany. Briefing times continued to be scheduled very early-- at 0215 hours this day. With...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53529
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 240, 31 Mar 1945, Weimar, Germany. Briefing took place at the early hour of 0200. The aircraft were each loaded with six...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53531
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 238, 28 Mar 1945, Berlin, Germany. Briefing took place at 0400 hours. Aircraft loading was six 500 pound GP's plus four...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53559
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 235, 23 Mar 1945, Gladbeck, Germany. Briefing took place at 0615 hours. The Group was informed that the Eighth Air Force...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53565
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 231, 18 Mar 1945, Berlin, Germany. Briefing took place at 0315 hours. The ships were loaded with twelve 100 pound GP's...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53566
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 230, 17 Mar 1945, Molbis, Germany. The Group was briefed at 0400 hours, and all aircraft were airborne by 0824. Flying...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53803
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 208, 15 Feb 1945, Dresden, Germany. The Group was briefed at 0400 hours. Aircraft loading was eighteen 250 pound G.P.'s...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53806
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 207, 14 Feb 1945, Dresden, Germany. Briefing took place at 0400 hours, as the mission was to be a long one. Pilots were...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53809
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 204, 6 Feb 1945, Giessen (T.O.) Eisfeld (T.O.) Germany. Briefing took place at 0415 hours. Aircraft loading was ten...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53810
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 203, 3 Feb 1945, Berlin, Germany. Briefing took place at 0300 hours. Aircraft loading was ten 500 pound GP's and 2,780...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53811
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 202, 1Feb 1945, Ludwigshaven, Germany. Briefing took place at 0515 hours. Loading was twelve 500 pound GP's and two...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53812
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 201, 29 Jan 1945, Bad Kreuznach, Germany During the night a total of 16 RAF Halifax bombers landed at Deenethorpe and...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53813
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 200, 28 Jan 1945, Cologne, Germany. Briefing took place at 0500 hours, and all operational aircraft were airborne by...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53862
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 198, 21 Jan 1945, Aschaffenburg, Germany. Briefing was conducted at the relatively early hour of 0400. Aircraft were...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53865
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 197, 17 Jan 1945, Paderborn, Germany. Group briefing took place at 0600 hours. Aircraft were loaded with six 1,000...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53866
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 196, 14 Jan 1945, Cologne, Germany. Briefing was held at 0600 hours. Twelve of the fifteen 401st aircraft were assigned...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53867
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 195, 13 Jan 1945, Maximiliansau, Germany. Briefing took place at 0530 hours. Loading was six 1,000 pound bombs and 2...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53869
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 194, 10 Jan 1945, Euskirchen, Germany. Briefing took place at 0600 hours. Deenethorpe had been snowed in the previous...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53870
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 193, 7 Jan 1945, Bitburg, Germany. Briefing took place at 0500 hours. By 0921 all aircraft were airborne, although four...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53876
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 192, 6 Jan 1945, Kempernich, Germany. Briefing was at 0430 hours, and all aircraft were airborne by 0913. One ship...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53879
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 191, 5 Jan 1945, Koblenz, Germany. Briefing took place at 0500 hours. All but one aircraft, which had lost hydraulic...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53880
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 190, 3 Jan 1945, Hermulheim, Germany. Briefing took place at 0430 hours, and all 39 aircraft were off by 0822 "Good...
  • Media Type: Document
  • Object Number: Document 53881
  • Description: 401st Bomb Group, Mission No. 189, 1 Jan 1945, Kassel, Germany. Briefing took place at 0450 hours, and by 0834 hours all operational aircraft were...

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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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