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B-17 42-5341 'Vicious Virgin' and crew. 427BS, 303BG.

Rear L-R: Ingvald Iverson, Dick DuBell, Ed Woddrop, Elton Jenkins, Chas McClain.
Front L-R: Unkn, Unkn, Bill Valis, Unkn, Bill Watts.

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Units

  • 8th Air Force

    8th Air Force


    Eighth Air Force Bomber Command became the Eighth Air Force on February 1944, it oversaw bombardment of strategic targets in Europe until 1945. ...

  • 303rd Bomb Group

    303rd Bomb Group

    Group
    The 303rd Bombardment Group (Heavy) was activated on 3-Feb-1942 at Pendleton Field, Oregon. They assembled at Gowen Field, Idaho on 11-February 1942 where it conducted flight training until 12-Jun-1942. The Group then moved to Alamogordo Field, New...

  • 427th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Richard DuBell

    Military | Captain | Group Leader

  • Henry Hoff

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Waist Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Failed to Return (FTR) Hanover in B-17 42-3158 'Max'; Shot down 29-Apr-44 Killed in Action (KIA). MACR 4471 Awards: DFC, AM (3OLC), PH.

  • Ingvald Iverson

    Military | First Lieutenant | Navigator
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 29 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME

  • Elton Jenkins

    Military | Second Lieutenant | Co-Pilot
    1 December 1943 on return from mission to Solingen, Germany, B-17 #42-31243 ran out of fuel and ditched in the English Channel where ASR took them to Manston. 10 Returned to duty (RTD). Pilot was Allan Eckhart (or Eckart).

  • Charles McClain

    Military | Lieutenant Colonel | Bombardier
    Assigned to 359BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 30+missions. On 26-Nov-43 mission to Bremen, B-17 42-5177 'Fast Worker Mk II' was attacked by ME109 and made emergency landing at Attlebridge, Norfolk. RTD ...

  • John Mulholland

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Radio Operator

  • Royal Plante

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Ball Turret Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 28 x combat missions. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • William Valis

    Military | Staff Sergeant | Tail Gunner
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 25 x combat missions.

  • William Watts

    Military | Technical Sergeant | Engineer
    Flew on 'Winning Run' a B-17 that crash landed after all 4 engines gave out, while returning from raid on Stuttgart on 6 Sept 43. It ran out of fuel. Many of the other B-17's were low on fuel that day, 10 out of 19. This particular plane was written up...

  • Edward Woddrop

    Military | Captain | Co-Pilot / Pilot
    Enlisted in RCAF, flying as Sgt pilot instructor for RAF, transferred to USAAF. Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. 31 x combat missions. Completed tour, volunteering for additional 6 x missions. Returned to US to re-train on B-29's, killed in bizarre...

Aircraft

  • 42-5341 'SCARLET HARLOT' aka 'VAT 69' aka 'VICIOUS VIRGIN'

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Delivered Denver 16/12/42; West Palm Beach 9/1/43; Assigned 427BS/303BG [GH-Q] Molesworth 7/2/43; severe battle damaged Bernberg 20/2/44 with Bob Hullar, Co-pilot: Capt Dick Dubell, Navigator: Elmer Brown, Bombardier: Jim McCormick, Flight engineer/top...

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
30 October 2020 14:28:47 Al_Skiff Changes to person associations
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Date Contributor Update
30 October 2020 13:36:04 Al_Skiff Changes to caption, unit associations and person associations
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Date Contributor Update
30 October 2020 12:32:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption
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