FRE 1493

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Bob Pfieffer and his crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30213) nicknamed "Lil' One". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Pfieffer crew, 562BS.' Standing Left to Right: Thomas A. Sigurdson (CP), Robert L. Pfeiffer (P), William H. Harrington (N), Max C. Greva (B) Kneeling Left to Right: Vernon L. Rhoda (WG), Forrest W. Miller (FE), James P. Riley (TG), unidentified, John H. Reidel (WG), Robert J. Fanning (R/O) The unidentified man is probably Adolph Jusewicz (BTG)

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Units

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

Bob Pfieffer and his crew of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30213) nicknamed "Lil' One". Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Bob Pfieffer crew, 562BS.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 39831062
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant (2nd Grade)
  • Role/Job: Radio Operator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: First Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Second Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Staff Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Ball Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Technical Sergeant
  • Role/Job: Engineer

Aircraft

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed ""Li'l" One" of the 562nd Bomb Squadron, 388th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '388.' Printed caption on reverse: 'B-61555 AC - The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Li'L One" at an airbase in England, 19 September 1943. 562nd Bomb Sqdn., 388th Bomb Gp. U.S. Air Force Photo.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Lil One
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 562nd Bomb Squadron

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Revisions

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:27:36
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection