IWM catalogue record
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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.'
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...
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...