FRE 4765


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A B-17 Flying Fortress (LF-M, serial number 42-39782) nicknamed "Pistol Packin' Mama" of the 379th Bomb Group, 6 February 1944. Passed for publication 6 Feb 1944. Printed caption on reverse: '"Pistol Packin' Mama." Associated Press Photo Shows:- "Pistol Packin' Mama" on the starting line, takes off on her mission. IRV 264554. 6-2-44-EM.' Censor no: 303598. On reverse: Associated Press, US Army Press Censor ETO and US Army General Section Press & Censorship Bureau [Stamps].


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The insignia of the 379th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Pistol Packin Mama
  • Unit: 379th Bomb Group 526th Bomb Squadron


Date: 2 Feb 2015 10:00:03

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection