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Engine change on the Boeing B-17 'Stinky' at the 2nd Air Base Group airfield in Iceland. 25 July 1942.

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A00266-A75431AC.

25 July 1942: 2nd Air Base Group personnel make the best of an Icelandic summer day (20+ hours of daylight and a mild 55-60 degrees) to change the #3 engine on "Stinky" (B-17E serial 41-9045, 414th Bomb Sq, 97th BG).

Connections

Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...

  • 414th Bomb Squadron

Aircraft

  • 41-9045 Stinky

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 414BS/97BG Polebrook 3/42; transferred 92BG Bovingdon 24/8/42; crash landed Agricultural College, Athenry, Ireland, near Galway Bay, 15/1/43 ex N/Africa after taking part in 1st Prov Grp of Gen Brereton in Eritrea (as No 8.). En route...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
06 December 2016 17:43:20 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations
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