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March 9, 1945 - Pilot: William C. Hunter - Plane: Blessed Event - Mission: Frankfurt, Germany - Flak damage to nose turret. Kept mission information on bob tags: Frankfurt, Germany Mar. 9, 1945 Carried M-17s and 100 lb Gps to a jet aircraft factory. The flak was intense and accurate. We got a lot of holes. Creamed the target.



  • William Hunter

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Pilot
    William Craig Hunter was from Wheeling, West Virginia. He proudly served in the 8th Air Force, 95th Bomb Group, 3rd Division, 412 Squadron. Stationed at Horham, England, he was a B-17 co-pilot from 10/2/1944 to 12/30/1944 and pilot from 1/14/1945 to...


  • 43-39177 The Blessed Event

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Lincoln 23/12/44; Dow Fd 3/1/45; Assigned 412BS/95BG [QW-Y/L] Horham 7/1/45; on 19/3/45 with W.C. Hunter, obs-R.B. Adams [wia]; 55m, Returned to the USA Bradley 28/6/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 30/6/45; Reconstruction Finance...


  • 875

    9 March 1945
    Narrative - Official Air Force Mission Description ...


Date Contributor Update
12 April 2018 04:36:32 Blessed Event Created entry with caption, person associations, aircraft associations and mission associations

Matt Webster