UPL 27701


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"A Boeing B-17 of the 2nd Service Group, warms up for takeoff from Meeks Field, Iceland. 23 April 1943." - B-17F 42-3078 was originally assigned to the 334th Bomb Sq, 95th BG. She eventually found her way to the 534th Bomb Sq, 381st BG. Nicknamed "Winsome Winn" & coded GD-M, she went down over Ludwigshafen, 7 January 1944. NARA Ref 342-FH-3A00101-75294AC.


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


A B-17 Flying Fortress (GD-M, serial number 42-3078) of the 534th Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group in flight. Handwritten caption on reverse: '381st BG.' On reverse: George J. Letzter [Stamp].
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Winsome Winn
  • Unit: 2nd Strategic Air Depot 100th Bomb Group 381st Bomb Group 95th Bomb Group 334th Bomb Squadron 534th Bomb Squadron


Date: 4 May 2017 16:26:49