43-37907 Carolina Moon

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37907) nicknamed "Carolina Moon" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Carolina Moon 78 ops.' media-395619.jpg FRE 6797 The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37907) nicknamed "Carolina Moon" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico, photographic officer 490th Bomb Group. Written on slide casing: 'Carolina Moon 78 ops.' Roger Freeman Collection

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

Object Number - FRE 6797 - The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 43-37907) nicknamed "Carolina Moon" of the 490th Bomb Group. Image by Captain Arnold Delmonico,...

Delivered Cheyenne 3/6/44; Kearney 17/6/44; Grenier 30/6/44; Assigned 851BS/490BG Eye 2/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 9/7/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 12/7/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 5/12/45. CAROLINA MOON.

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Units served with

The insignia of the 490th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 18083741
  • Highest Rank: Master Sergeant
  • Role/Job: 490th Ground Crew Leader
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 848th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 33762879
  • Role/Job: Special Vehicle Operator / Waist Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 848th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 0830871
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 490th Bomb Group 851st Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 36465170
  • Role/Job: Airplane Armorer

Places

Eye, home of the 490th Bomb Group, photographed from the air. Image via Mark Brown, AFA. Written on slide casing: 'Eye from air.'
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Brome

Revisions

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ContributorLucy May
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Carried over information in duplicate record created by user Jeptha:
Operation Order Number 1, 848th Bombardment Squadron (H), 490th Bombardment Group (H), 23 June 1945, Extract, A/C Serial Number 43-37907. Crew and Passengers. By order of Colonel Halloran. Major Frederick J. Wesson Jr. Squadron Operations Officer

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ContributorJeptha
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Jeptha

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ContributorAAM
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Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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