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"Tail art" on B-17F serial 42-29591 "Shamrock Special" (coded LL-Z) assigned to the 401st Bomb Squadron, 91st BG.

IWM catalogue record

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

A pinup painted on the tail of a a B-17 Flying Fortress of the 91st Bomb Group.

Connections

Units

  • 91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    91st Bomb Group The Ragged Irregulars

    Group
    The 91st Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated at Harding Field, Louisiana on 15-April-1942 and went to MacDill Field, Florida for the first phase of training from 16-May-1942 to 25-June-1942. The Group was then assigned to 2nd Air Force at Walla...

Aircraft

  • 42-29591 'The Shamrock Special'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 12/1/43; Rapid City 21/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Salina 31/3/43; Memphis 8/4/43; Dow Fd 16/4/43; Assigned 336BS/95BG [ET-K] Alconbury 22/4/43; 2m, transferred 401BS/91BG [LL-Z] Bassingbourn 16/6/43; AFSC 15/4/44; Returned to the USA...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
03 October 2014 00:06:10 Gerry Asher Changes to caption
Sources

THE RAGGED IRREGULARS OF BASSINGBOURN by Marion Havelaar & William Hess

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:27:23 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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