UNI 13859


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A-2 Leather Flying Jacket worn by Lieutenant Dan C Knight of the 401st Bomb Group. A zipper fronted single-breasted jacket of brown leather with stand & fall collar and patch pockets to the lower front. The jacket has knitted cuffs and waistband and has artwork painted to the back of the jacket, featuring Bugs Bunny holding a bomb beneath the text, 'Mary Alice' for Knight's aircraft. A series of downward pointing bombs are to the left of the main design and the text, 'GNATZI - KNIGHTMARE' beneath.


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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


Combat and ground crew of the 401st Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress, (serial number 41-31983) nicknamed "Mary Alice". The airmen, left to right, are: (Front row) Charlie Wilson (waist gunner), William "Mack" Mackowiack (ball turret gunner). (Middle Row) Eddie Chambers (bombardier) and Dan Knight (pilot). Handwritten caption on reverse: '401.'
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 401st Bomb Group 615th Bomb Squadron
  • Highest Rank: Lieutenant
  • Role/Job: Pilot


Date: 17 Nov 2022 15:10:51
Date: 7 Feb 2020 16:16:05
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IWM collection UNI 13859