William J Garrett


Flew on 'Holey Joe' #41-24352. When crew of this plane was shot down he was not on board due to being on sick call.


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Units served with

  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force Twelfth Air Force Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment


King George VI passes a B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-24352) nicknamed "Holey Joe" as he meets personnel of the 301st Bomb Group during a royal visit. Image stamped on reverse: 'Copyright Central Press Photos Ltd.' [stamp], 'Passed for Publication 13 Nov 1942.' [stamp], 'P (KING) CCC(USA).'[written annotation] and '232594.' [Censor no.] A printed caption was previously attached to the reverse of the image however this has been removed. Handwritten caption on reverse: '301 , 124352?, Alconbury?.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Holey Joe
  • Unit: 301st Bomb Group 352nd Bomb Squadron


Date4 Feb 2020 01:21:47
ChangesChanges to aircraft associations

Added the nickname mentioned in the "Summary biography".

Date4 Feb 2020 01:19:14
ChangesChanges to biography

Added a "-" to the A/C serial number in the "Summary biography" for clarity.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:28:17
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Emmit Cook's journal