42-3295 Tech Supply / Wailuiku Maid

A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group, and their mascot "Peggy", with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3295) nicknamed "Tech Supply". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'L to R: J I Flohr, H J Rodgers, P Lewis, S B Smith, W Sawyer, K Hill, E Pawlicki, J Ford, J Hallam, E Franklin, "Peggy".'

Object Number - FRE 1482 - A bomber crew of the 388th Bomb Group, and their mascot "Peggy", with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3295) nicknamed "Tech Supply"....

Delivered Cheyenne 27/4/43; Bangor 15/6/43; Assigned 562BS/388BG Knettishall 23/6/43 TECH SUPPLY; crash landed base ex-Pas De Calais 24/12/43, Salvaged 2/6/45. WAILUIKU MAID.

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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 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-807969
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-680416
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 37375582
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-797299
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator / Group Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 14149324
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade)
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Events

Event Location Date Description

Delivered

Cheyenne, WY, USA 27 April 1943

Crashed

Knettishall, Diss IP22 2TH, UK 24 December 1943

Revisions

Date10 Jul 2021 21:20:52
Contributorjmoore43
Sources

Added the Production block number per info on the internet.
SOURCE: https://b17flyingfortress.de/en/production-block/b-17f-45-dl-42-3284-42…

Date4 Jul 2021 16:15:27
Contributorjmoore43
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Corrected the spelling of the nickname per info in the "Summary biography".

Date20 Jan 2020 13:07:45
Contributorphil marchese
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AAM associated image

Date5 Dec 2017 05:11:45
Contributor466thHistorian
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B-17 Flying Fortress Story - Roger Freeman
pages 54 & 93

Date27 Sep 2014 18:40:43
ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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