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Nose art of a 34th Bomb Group B-17 Flying Fortess (serial number 44-8271) nicknamed "Butch".



  • 34th Bomb Group

    34th Bomb Group

    After forming part of the American defence force, first on America's east coast and then on its west, the Group was assigned to the Eighth Air Force in April 1944 and entered combat in May 1944. The Group helped with the preparation for the Normandy...


  • 44-8271 BUTCH

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Dallas 27 July 1944; Cheyenne 6 August 1944; Grenier 25 August 1944; Assigned 391BS/34BG Mendlesham 27 August 1944. Among other pilots, 1st Lt Harold E. Dwyer flew on it on 5 missions : on 31 March 1945; 4 April 1945; 14 April 1945; 18 April...


Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:18:38 AAM AAM ingest

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection