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This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

The nose art of a B-17 Flying Fortress (IN-F, serial number 42-31037) nicknamed "Pistol Packin' Mama" of the 613th Bomb Squadron, 401st Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '1. Completed 7th msision Frankfurt, Jan. 29, 1944. 2. Lost 31 B-17's.'



  • 401st Bomb Group

    401st Bomb Group

    The 401st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Deenethorpe, Northamptonshire, from November 1943 to June 1945. Starting their missions at that time meant the focus was very much on the coming invasion attempt of France planned for the following...

  • 613th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31037 Pistol Packin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 8/9/43; Assigned 613BS/401BG [IN-F] Deenethorpe 10/10/43; Missing in Action Leipzig 20/7/44 with Kenneth R Murgatroyd, James E Pennoyer, James K Elderkin, Stanley Lesser, Jerome P Robertson, Howard N Magnuson (6 Prisoner of War); Owen...


Date Contributor Update
02 February 2015 10:00:08 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection