Gordon K Penton



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Units served with

The insignia of the 388th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


Ground personnel of the 388th Bomb Group with their Cletrac and a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30851) nicknamed "Little Boy Blue". Image via B Cook. Handwritten caption on reverse: 'B-17F-125-BO "Little Boy Blue" 560th BS, 388th BG, s/n 42-30851. Lost in mid-air 7-19-44.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Little Boy Blue
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 560th Bomb Squadron
A B-17G Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37810) of the 388th Bomb Group. Official caption on image: "1715 - Hon - 12-21-43 - B17G - 42-37810.M."
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 561st Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: Oxford
  • Unit: 388th Bomb Group 452nd Bomb Squadron


Event Location Date Description


Pensacola, Florida


Date27 Sep 2014 18:11:37
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / www.388bg.info/Personnel.html