340th Bomb Squadron

Squadron

Object Number - UPL 30953 - 340th Bomb Squadron- a modern recreation of the squadron patch. The patch shows the Disney characters, Huey, Dewey and Louie, (Donald Duck's...

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People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Flying Flit Gun
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: The Red Gremlin, Superman
  • Unit: 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Six Bits, Southern Belle
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Joan of Arc
  • Unit: 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers 97th Bomb Group 340th Bomb Squadron 369th Bomb Squadron
A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 41-2578) nicknamed "Butcher Shop" of the 92nd Bomb Group at Bovingdon. Written on slide casing: 'B-17 E 12578 Oldest fortress in 8AF Bovingdon, 1943.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Butcher Shop/ Big Tin Bird
  • Unit: 97th Bomb Group 326th Bomb Squadron 340th Bomb Squadron 77th Fighter Squadron

Mission

  • Date: 17 August 1942
  • Official Description: 12 B-17’s of 97th Bomb Group, escorted by Spitfires, launch first Army Air Force Heavy Bomber attack from UK against Western Europe. Target is Rouen-Sotteville Marshalling Yard. Sergeant Kent R West shoots down German fighter, thus becoming the first...

Revisions

Date15 Dec 2017 19:31:08
ContributorVideogoat60
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Personal collection of Bethany S. Huber, daughter of Herman S. Haag (top turret gunner and engineer of B-17 41-2444, The Red Gremlin

Date5 Feb 2016 18:59:02
ContributorJB1
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(& BG, 340th BSQ

Date5 Feb 2016 18:48:47
ContributorJB1
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Date13 Mar 2015 16:14:07
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added.

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:48
ContributorAAM
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Drawn from the records of the National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force, Savannah, Georgia / Paul Andrews, Project Bits and Pieces, 8th Air Force Roll of Honor database

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