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Kentucky Winner (42-102481) was flown only once on 18 Jan 1945 by Lester Wise, pilot, on a mission from Great Ashfield to Kaiserslautern. He flew several different b-17s before and after that mission.

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Units

The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 548th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: AO829113
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Kentucky Winner
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 550th Bomb Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 18 January 1945

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorVirginiawise50
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Virginia Wise, eldest daughter of Lester Allen Wise

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorVirginiawise50
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Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise, B-17 pilot, 8th Air Force, 385th Bomb Group

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorVirginiawise50
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Virginia Wise, eldest child of Lester Allen Wise

Date: 26 Feb 2016 15:36:04
Contributorssharkey
Sources

385 Bomb Group Website