FRE 1716


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The nose art of a 401st Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31662) nicknamed "Fancy Nancy IV". Printed caption on reverse: 'A-65641 AC0 The Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress "Fancy Nancy IV" of the 401st Bomb Group at an 8th Air Force base in England, 27 April 1944. US Air Force Photo.'


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A pathfinder B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 44-8258) of the 401st Bomb Group. Image by Robert Astrella. Written on slide casing: '48258 14 A, Mount Farm.'
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Ground personnel of the 401st Bomb Group stand with a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-31662) nicknamed "Fancy Nancy IV" after fixing her engines. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'Another famous Fort and her crew.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fancy Nancy IV
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 612th Bomb Squadron


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