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The B-17G Flying Fortress Serial Number - # 42-37818, named, "Pub Pete" of the 390th Bomb Group. Shot down over Pas De Calais, France, bombing German "V" weapons. Crew lost. KIA. Jan 21. 1943

IWM catalogue record

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

A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-37818) nicknamed "Pub Pete" of the 390th Bomb Group. Handwritten caption on reverse: '390 BG.'

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Units

  • 390th Bomb Group

    390th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 390th Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Framlingham, Suffolk, between July 1943 and the end of the war in Europe. The Group was engaged in strategic missions until the invasion of Europe when its role became more of a tactical one. This...

Aircraft

  • 42-37818 'PUB PETE' - 'DINAH MITE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    The B-17G, SN #42-37818, named, 'PUB PETE' and 'DINAH MITE', was delivered to Long Beach, CA, Sept 10, 1943, Gr Island, Sept 30, 1943. It was assigned to the 8th Air Force, the 390th Bomb Group, and the 568th Bomb Squadron, Framlingham, Britain, Oct 7,...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
22 April 2021 06:58:46 Kickapoo Changes to caption
Sources

Best Web - B-17G - 'PUB PETE'

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:25:36 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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