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"Master Sergeant Fred Kuhn and Sergeant Warren T. Allon of the 303rd Bomb Group paints Bugs Bunny onto the nose of a B-17 Flying Fortress. Handwritten caption on reverse: '303[BG]." - Printed caption attached: 'The Fortress Circus. R/2214-11. A insignia adopted in the States. It is "Bugs Bunny" from a Walt Disney cartoon [sic]. Brightening up the gay paint-work is Master/Sgt. Fred Kuhn of Perryton, Texas, while giving a helping hand on top of machine is Sgt. Warren T. Allon of Denton, Montana. "Bugs Bunny" has been on 36 bombing trips - some of which are designated by the painted bomb markings.'

Connections

Units

  • 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

  • Warren Allen

    Military | Sergeant | Ground Crew
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF. Awards: WWII Victory, EAME.

  • Fred Kuhne

    Military | Master Sergeant | Ground crew
    Assigned to 427BS, 303BG, 8AF USAAF.

Aircraft

  • 41-24619 S-for-Sugar

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    Assigned 427BS/303BG [GN-S] Bangor 5-Oct-42; Molesworth 25-Oct-42; 52m Missing in Action Oschersleben 11-Jan- 44 with Tom Simmons, Co-pilot: Fred Reichel, Navigator: Bill Clyatt, Bombardier: Dick Vaughan, Flight engineer/top turret gunner: Wallace...

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Date Contributor Update
15 May 2021 15:14:07 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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