Harriet's Chariot, a B-17 of the 15th AF, 97th BG, 342nd BS. This picture was likely taken in Amendola, Italy in late 1944 or early 1945.
The 97th Bomb Group flew the Eighth Air Force's first heavy bomber mission from the UK when they bombed a marshalling yard at Rouen on 17 August 1942. Just a month later though the Group were reassigned to the Twelfth Air Force and left England for the...
The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force.
Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
SSGT George H. Simpson served in the Army Air Force during WWII.
B-17 Flying Fortress
Delivered Hunter 16/6/44; Dow Fd 24/6/44; Assigned 342BS/97BG Amendola 3/7/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 15/6/45; Sth Plains 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation (sold for scrap metal in USA) Kingman 7/12/45.