42-3262 Sweetheart

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3262) nicknamed "Sweetheart" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388th BG. 23262.'

Object Number - FRE 7853 - The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3262) nicknamed "Sweetheart" of the 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388th...

Delivered Denver 16/4/43; Dow Fd 12/6/43; Assigned 561BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 SWEETHEART; Returned to the USA Tinker 7/7/44; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 28/11/45; also named JEANNIE and WILSON'S WILDCATS.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33188657
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-675160
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot/Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Captain
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-676930
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 32425412
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer - Top Turret Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Denver, CO, USA 1943-04-16

Assigned

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 1943-06-23 388 BG 560 BS

Other

First 388th BG Combat Mission

29303 Bergen, Germany 1943-07-24

Other

Final 388th BG Combat Mission

Hamburg, Germany 1945-03-30 62nd and final combat mission

Revisions

Date4 Dec 2017 21:51:43
Contributor466thHistorian
Sources

B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
pages 54 & 93
http://www.388bg.info/servlet/Controller?pageType=detail&id=42-3262&dat…

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:43
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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