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B-17G-25-BO 42-31655 emergency crash landing on continent.

Close up of nose damage



  • 15th Air Force

    15th Air Force

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

  • 2nd Bomb Group

    2nd Bomb Group

    Served on antisubmarine duty for several months after the U.S. entered World War II. In October 1942 was re-designated as 2d Bombardment Group (Heavy) and earmarked for combat. The group was transferred on paper to Geiger Field, Washington, where it...

  • 429th Bomb Squadron


  • 42-31655

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 1/12/43; Gowen 5/12/43; Rock Springs 7/12/43; Laramie 9/12/43; Cheyenne 10/12/43; Savannah 17/12/43; Assigned 429BS/2BG Amendola 20/1/44; Missing in Action 15m Fredrichshafen 3/8/44 with Jim Heintz, Co-pilot: George Eilers, Navigator...


Date Contributor Update
11 June 2020 21:35:05 general ira snapsorter Changes to collection, unit associations and aircraft associations

Associated group and aircraft.

Date Contributor Update
11 June 2020 16:55:21 phil marchese Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations

Flying Fortress 9 -11, June, 2020.
Various comments and contributors.