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B-17F 42-30278 "Sly Fox" 385th BG/550th BS (SG-G), later transferred 100th BG/418th BS (LD-R). Likely still with the 385th BG in this photo, taken during the Regensburg shuttle mission in Tunisia, Africa, late 1943.



  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    "The Bloody Hundredth", so-called because of a reputation for losing a high number aircraft and crews, flew B-17s from Thorpe Abbotts, Norfolk. Their losses were not the highest of any Eighth Air Force Group but on several occasions the Group lost many...

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

  • 418th Bomb Squadron
  • 550th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-30278 Sly Fox

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 8/5/43; Gore 9/5/43; Kearney 29/5/43; Dow Field 19/6/43; Assigned 550BS/385BG [SG-G] Gt Ashfield 20/6/43; transferred 418BS/100BG [LD-R] Thorpe Abbotts 9/43; Missing in Action Berlin 6/3/44 with Zeb Kendall, Co-pilot: Edwin Loughran,...


Date Contributor Update
14 August 2019 13:33:54 Dennis7423 Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

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