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42-102679. Mississippi Miss on a mission sometime between October 1945 and Mid March 1945. Taken from original hard copy photo.

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Units

  • 385th Bomb Group

    385th Bomb Group

    Group
    The 385th Bomb Group, who took the nickname "Van's Valiants" after their first Commanding Officer Col. Elliot Vandevanter, flew B-17s from Great Ashfield, Suffolk. The Group led the famous attack on the Focke-Wolfe aircraft factory at Marienburg on 9...

Aircraft

  • 42-102679 'Mississippi Miss'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Cheyenne 25/3/44; Hunter 10/4/44; Grenier 29/4/44; Assigned 548BS/385BG [GX-M] Gt Ashfield 3/5/44; Returned to the USA Bradley 24/6/45; 330 BU Dyersburg 11/9/45; 4168 Base Unit, South Plains, Texas 21/10/45; Reconstruction Finance Corporation...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
24 September 2020 17:45:18 Kensterfly Created entry with collection, caption and unit associations
Sources

Taken from original hard copy snap shot from Lt Gene Hackney archives. Lt Hackney was Navigator in 385th/548thBS.
Uploaded by his son-in-law, Ken Thompson

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