44-8153

A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 401st Bomb Group. B-17 (serial number 44-8153) is visible in the foreground. Printed caption on reverse: '59329 AC- 8th AF Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses over Mannheim, Germany, 1 February 1945. A- 8th AF Beoing B-17 Flying Fortresses near Ludwigshafen, Germany, 1 February 1945.' Handwritten caption on reverse: 'IW-N Becomin Back, 338738. IN-C, IW-F,-Q.'

Object Number - FRE 1719 - A flight of B-17 Flying Fortresses of the 401st Bomb Group. B-17 (serial number 44-8153) is visible in the foreground. Printed caption on reverse:...

Delivered Dallas 27/6/44; Langley 27/7/44; Dow Fd 17/8/44; Assigned 612BS/401BG [SC-Q] Deenethorpe 19/8/44; 615BS [IY-O]; transferred 305BG Chelveston 20/5/45; Salvaged 9AF Germany 23/5/46.

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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 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot, Tail Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-735233
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator; Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 31037975 / O-681515
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Tail Gunner

Places

Missions

  • Date: 17 September 1944
  • Date: 19 September 1944
  • Date: 22 September 1944
  • Date: 25 September 1944
  • Date: 26 September 1944

Revisions

Date27 Sep 2014 18:41:56
ContributorAAM
Sources

Dave Osborne, B-17 Fortress Master Log

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