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Flying Fortress B-17F 42-29706 'Flower' 412nd BS, 95th BG, 8AF USAAF.
L-R: Lt Francos Rue, Capt John Adams, Lt Lou Matter and Lt Robert Hook.



  • 95th Bomb Group

    95th Bomb Group

    The 95th Bomb Group was the only Eighth Air Force Group to be awarded three Distinguished Unit Citations. The first, shared by all four Bomb Wing Groups, was for the bombing of an aircraft factory under intense enemy fire at Regensburg on 17 August...

  • 412th Bomb Squadron


  • John Adams

    Military | Captain | Pilot
    Shot down 10 October 1943 in B-17 #42-30817 'Miss Flower III'. Prisoner of War (POW). POW

  • Robert Hook

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Navigator


  • 42-29706 Passion Flower

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/2/43; Rapid City 22/2/43; Kearney 12/3/43; Morrison 14/4/43; Dow Fd 21/4/43; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-W] Alconbury 25/4/43; 3m, Written off after another aircraft 42-29685 exploded nearby on base 27/5/43, Salvaged. PASSION FLOWER.


  • Alconbury

    Military site : airfield
    Alconbury had been constructed as a satellite airfield for RAF Upwood and Wyton and was used by RAF Squadrons: Nos. 15, 40 and 156. In preparation for the arrival of American heavy bombers, the base was developed in 1942 with the runways extended. When...


Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 20:38:58 Al_Skiff Changes to place associations

Date Contributor Update
15 December 2015 11:45:52 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations, place associations and aircraft associations