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"Two Boeing B-17 "Flying Fortresses" of the 381st Bomb Group, en route to bomb enemy installations in Europe, are only part of the attacking formation. Far in the distance, appearing as tiny specks in the sky, other Fortresses roar toward the target."

- B-17F 42-29506 'Full Boost!' 532, 381BG, 8AF



  • 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...

  • 532nd Bomb Squadron


  • 42-29506 Full Boost!

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 28/12/42; Salina 9/1/43; Morrison 12/2/43; Homestead 18/2/43; Assigned 365BS/305BG [XK-V] Chelveston 2/3/43 YE WHITE SWAN; transferred 532BS/381BG [VE-A] Ridgewell 22/8/43; Missing in Action Leverkusen 1/12/43 with Jason Duncan,...


Date Contributor Update
24 April 2018 08:43:16 Al_Skiff Changes to caption

Date Contributor Update
24 April 2018 08:40:47 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations