UPL 32171


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"Ground crew extinguishes fire on crash landed fort (Boeing B-17) piloted by 2nd Lt. Jack W. Watson, Indianapolis, who all alone, brought ship back from 8th Air Force attack on Oschersleben, 11 Jan 1944, after he ordered crew to bail out when plane caught fire."


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  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: O-679147
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


A B-17 Flying Fortress (RD-D, serial number 42-29524) nicknamed "Meat Hound" of the 423rd Bomb Squadron, 306th Bomb Group.
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Meat Hound
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 306th Bomb Group 358th Bomb Squadron 423rd Bomb Squadron


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