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A bomber crew of the 381st Bomb Group with their B-17 Flying Fortress (serial number 42-30721) nicknamed "Sweet and Lovely".



  • 381st Bomb Group

    381st Bomb Group

    The 381st Bomb Group flew B-17 Flying Fortresses from Ridgewell, Essex between June 1943 and April 1945. The Group was awarded two Distinguished Unit Citations, the first for bombing shipyards at Bremen, whilst under heavy attack, on 8 October 1943 and...


  • 42-30721 Sweet and Lovely

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 19/7/43; Gr Isle 11/8/43; Assigned 482BG Alconbury 31/8/43; transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-T] Ridgewell 20/9/43; 28m 8AF Fight Com, Debden (Radwinter) as radio relay aircraft 25/4/44; 610BS/398BG [3O- ] Nuthampstead 15/11/44; to 435 ASGp...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:30:11 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection