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A B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-B, serial number 42-37779) nicknamed "Pistl Packin' Mama", of the 91st Bomb Group in flight during a mission over France, 14 January 1944.

61036 AC - (A)- Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 91st Bomb Gp. 8th AF, enroute to bomb target at Croisette, France. 1/14/44. (Altitude 12,100 feet.)

IWM catalogue record

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A B-17 Flying Fortress (DF-B, serial number 42-37779) nicknamed "Pistol Packin' Mama", of the 91st Bomb Group in flight during a mission over France, 14 January 1944.

61036 AC - (A)- Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" of the 91st Bomb Gp. 8th AF, enroute to bomb target at Croisette, France. 1/14/44. (Altitude 12,100 feet.)

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...

  • 324th Bomb Squadron

    324th Bomb Squadron

    Squadron
    Home of the Memphis Belle

Aircraft

  • 42-37779 Pist'l Packin' Mama/Belle's Pist'l Pakin' Mama

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 25/8/43; Scott 23/10/43; Assigned 401BG Deenethorpe 14/11/43; transferred 324BS/91BG [DF-B] Bassingbourn 20/11/43; then AFSC 3/5/44; retUS 8STA Homestead 11/6/45; 4136 BU Tinker 14/8/45; 3017 BU Hobbs 1/9/45; Reconstruction Finance...

Missions

  • VIII Bomber Command 171

    31 December 1943
    This mission is the last heavy bomber operation of 1943. 1943 had been a very "tough" year for the 8th Air Force in the European Theater of Operations (ETO). 23365 B-17s had been despatched on missions and 881 had Failed to Return (FTR) for a loss...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:28:25 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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