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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).



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