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"The Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" 'Winsome Winn' part of a 381st Bomb Group formation en route to bomb enemy installations In Europe - flies over the patchwork landscape near Ridgewell, England. 31 August 1943." - 42-3078 "Winsome Winn" (381st BG 534th BS GD-M, 12 missions, lost on Ludwigshafen 7 jan 44).

NARA Ref 342-FH-3A06147-65924AC.



  • 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...

  • 534th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-3078 'Winsome Winn'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 30/1/43; Assigned 334BS/95BG Dow Fd 24/4/43; 4m, transferred 100BG /43; 534BS/381BG [GD-M] 15/6/43; 2SAD 13/11/43 ret 15/11/43; ...


Date Contributor Update
04 May 2017 14:20:13 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations