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"Boeing B-17s "Flying Fortresses" took part in mission against Villacoublay airdrome (near Paris Aug-43, which lasted four hours). They were escorted by Republic P-47 planes. Picture show formations above clouds, illustrating how Forts fly in high and low elements."

- B-17Fs 42-30650 KY-D 'Dotty', 41-24592 'Madame Butterfly' KY-G and 42-29952 'Sizzle' KY-J.



  • 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. ...

  • 305th Bomb Group Can Do

    305th Bomb Group Can Do

    The 305th Bombardment Group (Heavy), nicknamed "Can Do" was activated 1-March-1942 at Salt Lake City Air Base, Utah which was their primary training base until 11-Jun-1942 when they relocated to Geiger Field, Washington until 29-Jun-1942, then on to...

  • 366th Bomb Squadron


  • 41-24592 Madame Butterfly

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-G] Presque Is 19/10/42; Grafton Underwood 25/10/42; Missing in Action Stuttgart 6/9/43 with Floyd MacSpadden, Co-pilot: Jack Noce, Navigator: Daniel Boone, Bombardier: Mo O’Connell, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Joe...

  • 42-29952 Sizzle

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 17/3/43; Smoky Hill 5/4/43; Selfridge 21/4/43; Assigned 96BG Grafton Underwood 25/4/43; Andrews Fd 13/5/43; transferred 364BS/305BG [WF-J] Chelveston 31/5/43; Missing in Action Schweinfurt 14/10/43 with Doug Murdock, Navigator: John...

  • 42-30650 DOTTY

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 7/7/43; Kearney 25/7/43; Dow Fd 28/7/43; Assigned 366BS/305BG [KY-D] Chelveston 12/8/43; slight mid-air collision 23/9/43 with Verl Fisher; 2 Base Air Depot, Lt Staughton 20/3/44; Returned to the USA 20/4/44; 4136 BU Tinker 4/6/44;...


Date Contributor Update
29 April 2018 11:25:29 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations and aircraft associations