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"Lt. Harlin and crew of the 381st Bomb Group in front of a Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortress" at 8th Air Force Station 167, England. 2 March 1944."

- 42-31291 'Avengress' is the backdrop.



  • 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. ...

  • 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...

  • 535th Bomb Squadron


  • Gene Harlin

    Military | Pilot
    August 1943 - March 1944


  • 42-31291 Avengress

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 16/10/43; Gr Island 26/10/43; Palm Springs 8/11/43; Assigned 533BS/381BG [VP-F] Ridgewell 11/12/43; Missing in Action 14m Berlin 24/5/44 with Carl Gardon, Bombardier: Bill Moseley (2 Killed in Action); Co-pilot: Archie Sornberger,...


Date Contributor Update
16 April 2018 21:21:24 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations