UPL 22803


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B17g Boulder buff (42-32060) received flack over Stuttgart on 12/9/1944. Fire on board with radio knocked out oxygen system out of order. Plane dropped out of formation and flew at 20,000 so crew could breath. Radio operator could not communicate with pilots because of injury. Two engines were not operating and plane made emergency landing at an American A26 light bomber base in France. Co-pilot John H. Murphy injured and shown here being removed from plane


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The insignia of the 381st Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-711783
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot


A B-17 Flying Fortress (MS-V, serial number 42-32060) of the 535th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Boulder Buf
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 535th Bomb Squadron


Date: 23 Jul 2016 17:15:08
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