FRE 4177

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Captain Glenn E. Hagenbuch of the 303rd Bomb Group, leans out of the window of his B-17 Flying Fortress (GN-T, serial number 41-24610) nicknamed "Joe Btfsplk II". Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'No, he doesn't want a lift - it's just to let you know everything is thumbs up with him, and that when he and his aircraft get going - well, watch out Hitler. Capt. Glenn E. Hagenbuch, of Utica, Illinois, has changed from the job of farming, to piloting a bomber, and judging by this picture of him leaning out of his aircraft at an American Air Corps station somewhere in England, he's enjoying the life. Capt. Hagenbuch is 27, married, and was educated at La Salle - Peru Junior College.' On reverse: Current Affairs Ltd, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].

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Units

Official emblem of the 303rd Bomb Group approved 7 November 1942.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 16016125 / O-412107
  • Highest Rank: Major
  • Role/Job: Pilot

Aircraft

Lieutenant Fort W. Lipe of the 303rd Bomb Group, signals 'V for Victory' from the cockpit of his B-17 Flying Fortress (GN-T, serial number 41-24610 ) nicknamed "Joe Btfsplk II". Passed for publication 16 Dec 1942. Printed caption on reverse: 'Lt. Fort W. Lipe, of the Air Corps, of Irving, Illinois was with the Owens-Illinois Glass Co. He is 23 and is engaged to Miss Edith Kesinger, of 314 North-St., Normal, Illinois. His greeting is silent, optimistic and emphatic. As O.P.S. he sends it in the V sign.' On
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Joe Btfsplk II
  • Unit: 303rd Bomb Group 427th Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date: 5 Nov 2022 07:39:47
ContributorLucy May
Sources

Added connection to airman's record

Date: 8 Sep 2014 15:45:33
ContributorAAM
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection