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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.



  • 97th Bomb Group

    97th Bomb Group

    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...

  • 342nd Bomb Squadron
  • Fifteenth Air Force

    Fifteenth Air Force

    The Fifteenth Air Force was one of two Strategic Air forces in Europe, along with the Eighth Air Force. ...


  • George Simpson

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    SSGT George H. Simpson served in the Army Air Force during WWII. ...


  • 44-6255 'Harriet's Chariot'

    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.



Date Contributor Update
21 October 2019 02:11:12 harrietschariot Created entry with caption, unit associations and place associations

This photo was from a collection of photographs left to me by my late Great-Grandfather, SSGT George H. Simpson.