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B-17 42-5130 'Sweet Pea',367BS, 306BG being 'christened'.

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Units

  • 306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    306th Bomb Group The Reich Wreckers

    Group
    Constituted as 306th Bombardment Group (Heavy) on 28 Jan 1942. Activated on 1 Mar 1942. Trained for combat with B-17's. Moved to England, Aug-Sep 1942, and assigned to Eighth AF Eighth Air Force in September 1942 Station 111 Thurleigh. During combat,...

  • 367th Bomb Squadron

People

  • Irwin Boxer

    Military | Staff Sergeant (Technician Third Grade) | Togglier/Nose Gunner
    Prisoner of War (POW) Crashed near Kraslice on 3/5/45 in B-17 #4297542 due to mechanical failure Plane was 'City of Savannah' POW

Aircraft

  • 42-5130 Sweet Pea

    B-17 Flying Fortress
    B-17F-15-BO 42-5130 [GY:] "Sweet Pea" was delivered at Denver 29-Sep-42; Presque Isle, ME 20-Nov-42; Assigned 367BS/306BG [GY- ] Thurleigh 25-Nov-42; Missing in Action on mission of 6-Mar-43 to bomb the U-Boat pens at Lorient. Sustained damage from...

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Date Contributor Update
21 July 2021 21:10:34 Al_Skiff Created entry with caption, unit associations, person associations and aircraft associations
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