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B-17F-BO BATTLEVWAGON appears by details to match F-80-BO of the same nickname (42-30026).



  • 384th Bomb Group

    384th Bomb Group

    The 384th Bomb Group flew B-17s from Grafton Underwood, Northamptonshire, between May 1943 and June 1945. They were engaged in daylight bombing missions over Germany as part of the Allies' efforts to destroy the effectiveness of the Luftwaffe by...


  • 42-30026 BATTLE WAGON

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/4/43; Sioux City 13/4/43; Kearney 4/5/43; Bangor 20/4/43; Assigned 534BS/381BG as BATTLE WAGON but not to UK; transferred 546BS/384BG [BK-J] 29/5/43; Returned to the USA 13/7/43; 4100 BU Patterson 31/7/43; 4000 BU Patterson 5/12/43...


Date Contributor Update
30 April 2020 21:48:23 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption, unit associations and aircraft associations

Conforms to AAM/Osborne sysnopsis.

Note doubler plate and absence of windows astride astro ( block 75 change) and flush windows ( changed during block 90 modifications.) MARCHESE; FLYING FORTRESS 1936 1945.