UPL 29167

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B-17 44-6968 SONOF-A-BLITZ Named by the William Wurtz crew to celebrate the birth of the co-Pilot's (Donald J Schmitt) son.

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Units

The insignia of the 493rd Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-778971
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Co-Pilot

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Sonof-a-Blitz
  • Unit: 493rd Bomb Group 863rd Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
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Added basic aircraft ID to caption

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorDarren Jelley
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this was originally posted as B-17 42-31081 which was painted Camo, and the nose art was a gremlin riding a bomb

this photo shows the aircraft is NMF, and you can see the beak of the crane carrying the bomb in the nappy.
the name is clearly SONOF-A-BLITZ and not Son-of-a-Blitz.

493rd BG Museum archives & David Schmitt (Son of Donald J Schmitt)

Date: 13 Jul 2017 19:42:58
ContributorJoCarter