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B-17F 42-29761 "Martha the II" (VP-W 533rd BS, 381BG, 8AF. Completed 28 missions.



  • 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. ...

  • 533rd Bomb Squadron
  • 831st Bomb Squadron

    831st Bomb Squadron

    Established in late 1942 as a I Bomber Command heavy bomb squadron; detached to Army Air Forces Antisubmarine Command 25th Antisubmarine Wing, conducting antisubmarine missions along the mid-Atlantic coast of the United States using light observation...


  • 42-29761 Martha II, Lucky Lady

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 15/2/43; Walker 27/2/43; Salina 10/3/43; Presque Is 8/4/43; Assigned 338BS/96BG Grafton Underwood 17/4/43 RUTH L II (re-named LUCKY LADY); transferred 533BS/381BG [VP-W] Ridgewell 14/7/43; Missing in Action 28m Brunswick 30/1/44 with...


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29 September 2017 10:50:23 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations