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A B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-102503) of the 306th Bomb Group.



  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...


  • 42-102503 'BELLE OF THE BLUE'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 9/3/44; Hunter 7/4/44; Dow Fd 29/4/44; slated 96BG, Assigned 398BG Nuthampstead 1/5/44; 423BS/306BG [RD-W] Thurleigh 18/5/44; Missing in Action Brux 12/9/44 with Dan Gates, Co-pilot: Ed Jordan, Navigator: John Taylor, Bombardier:...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:02 AAM AAM ingest

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