533rd Bomb Squadron

Squadron
The insignia of the 533rd Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group.

Object Number - FRE 5129 - The insignia of the 533rd Bomb Squadron, 381st Bomb Group.

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Unit stations

Station Location Date

Based

Ridgewell

People

  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 12142165
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Navigator
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Flight Engineer; Top Turret Gunner
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Role/Job: Bombardier
  • Military/Civilian/Mascot: Military
  • Nationality: American
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Service Numbers: 17146076
  • Role/Job: Top Turret Gunner; Flight Engineer

Aircraft

  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: My Devotion
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Yardbird
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Ol Swayback
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron
Personnel of the 55th Royal Armoured Corps with a B-17 Flying Fortress nicknamed "Marina the II" of the 381st Bomb Group during a visit to Ridgewell, 1 September 1943. Not To Be Published 1 Sep 1943. Printed caption on reverse: 'British Tank Men Visit "Flying Corps". Men of the 55th Royal Armour Corps, many of whom have fought in Libya with the 8th Army, were invited to an American aerodrome "somewhere in Britain" to see Flying Fortresses. Keystone Photo Shows:- The R.A.C. men crowd around a Flying Fortre
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Martha II, Lucky Lady
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 96th Bomb Group 338th Bomb Squadron 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • Aircraft Type: B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Nicknames: Nip N Tuck
  • Unit: 381st Bomb Group 533rd Bomb Squadron

Revisions

Date10 Apr 2015 02:15:34
ContributorEMBLEMHUNTER
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my photo

Date27 Feb 2015 15:10:25
Contributorrossingtonj
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Type added

Date27 Sep 2014 18:42:50
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 / Units in the UK from ETOUSA Station List, as transcribed by Lt. Col. Philip Grinton (US Army, Retired) and extracted by IWM; air division data from L.D. Underwood, based on the 8th Air Force Strength Report of 6th August 1944, as published in 'The 8th Air Force Yearbook' by Lt. Col. John H Woolnough (1980)

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