"A Boeing B-17 of the 2nd Service Group, warms up for takeoff from Meeks Field, Iceland. 23 April 1943." - B-17F 42-3078 was originally assigned to the 334th Bomb Sq, 95th BG. She eventually found her way to the 534th Bomb Sq, 381st BG. Nicknamed "Winsome Winn" & coded GD-M, she went down over Ludwigshafen, 7 January 1944.
NARA Ref 342-FH-3A00101-75294AC.
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...
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;