UPL 50525


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B-17 42-3335 'Fickle Finger of ?' 549BS, 385BBG


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The insignia of the 385th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Lieutenant Mario J Persechini, a pilot of the 385th Bomb Group with his B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-3335) nicknamed "Fickle Finger of Fate". Image stamped on reverse; ‘Keystone Press.’ [stamp], ‘Passed for Publication 10 Oct 1943.’ [stamp] and ‘287597.’ [Censor no.] Printed caption on reverse: 'FLYING FORTRESSES IN COMBAT MISSIONS OVER EUROPE. Picture shows: Fortress "Fickle Finger" [sic] piloted by Mario J Persechini, 1/Lt, Los Angeles, with two ground crewmen, Sgt Billy C Hahn, Sp
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Fickle Finger of Fate
  • Unit: 385th Bomb Group 549th Bomb Squadron


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