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A B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Our Gal Sal" of the 100th Bomb Group sitting in the sun at Kingman Arizona in 1947 waiting for the smelter to do what no German Fighter or Flak could, Plane ended with 125 missions.

IWM catalogue record

This contains information written on the back of the original print and some of it may be inaccurate.

A B-17G Flying Fortress nicknamed "Our Gal Sal" of the 100th Bomb Group.

Connections

Units

  • 100th Bomb Group

    100th Bomb Group

    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...

Aircraft

  • 42-31767 Our Gal Sal

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 12/12/43; Kearney 31/12/43; RAF Nutts Corner (N.Ire) 16/1/44; Assigned 351BS/100BG [EP-E] Thorpe Abbotts 17/1/44; transferred 482BG Alconbury 20/5/45; 100+m, Returned to the USA 5/45; 121 BU Bradley 31/5/45; 4168 Base Unit, South...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 19:54:27 mpfaley Changes to mission associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian www.100thbg.com

Date Contributor Update
02 October 2014 19:51:35 mpfaley Changes to caption, aircraft associations and mission associations
Sources

Michael P. Faley-100th Bomb Group Historian, www.100thBG.com

Date Contributor Update
08 September 2014 15:39:05 AAM AAM ingest
Sources

IWM, Roger Freeman Collection

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