UPL 30073


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2nd Lt. William H Johnson [ Decatur, MS ], stands by his Boeing B-17 'Martha II' after returning to his base in Essex, England from a mission. Lt. Johnson is bombardier on the plane. 15 December 1943.


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


  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Bombardier


Personnel of the 55th Royal Armoured Corps with a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Marina the II" of the 381st Bomb Group during a visit to Ridgewell, 1 September 1943. Not To Be Published 1 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'British Tank Men Visit "Flying Corps". Men of the 55th Royal Armour Corps, many of whom have fought in Libya with the 8th Army, were invited to an American aerodrome "somewhere in Britain" to see Flying Fortresses. Keystone Photo Shows:- The R.A.C. men crowd around a Flying Fortre
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Martha II, Lucky Lady
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron 533rd Bomb Squadron


Date: 29 Sep 2017 10:18:21